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P R I N G 19 9 5 







he Washington College Elm, 
the Washington College Maga- 
. zine, the Kent County Neivs, 
and other newspapers have pro- 
claimed that Washington College 
tennis team of 1994, in winning the 
national NCAA Division III champi- 
onship, won the College's "first na- 
tional title in any sport." 

As an alumnus, I am very proud of 
the achievement of Coach Tim Gray 
and his squad. I feel constrained, 
however, to point out that Washing- 
ton College's first national champi- 
onship in any sport was won 40 years 
ago, in 1954, by the College's lacrosse 
team. Syracuse University joined 
Washington as co-champion of the 
Lacrosse Middle Division, tanta- 
mount to NCAA Division 11 today 
(explanation below). I present facts 
not to nit-pick, nor to lesson the 1994 
tennis team's achievement, but to set 
the record straight. 

The 1954 lacrosse team played un- 
der the United States Intercollegiate 
Lacrosse Association (USILA), the 
parent organization of collegiate la- 
crosse then and now. The USILA in 
1954 was, and remains, an affiliate of 
the National Collegiate Athletic As- 
sociation (NCAA) which sanctions 
lacrosse rules and regulations and all 

that relates to the sport Lacrosse 

divisions at that time were officially 
named after great legendary lacrosse- 
men. These were the Cy Miller, 
Laurie D. Cox, and Roy Taylor Divi- 
sions. Newspapers and others more 
commonly referred to Div. I or A, 
Div. n, or B; and Div. IH, or C. 

Washington College in the fourth 
year of resumed lacrosse play (1951) 

had broken into the top ten of all col- 
legiate/university lacrosse teams, in 
the #9 spot. We had outstripped the 
Roy Taylor Division III teams and 
were playing in Division II. In 1954 
Washington's lacrosse team was 
ranked fifth among all college la- 
crosse teams, sharing that position 
with Syracuse and Princeton (a top 
division, Cy Miller, member). Only 
Don Kelly's 1967 WC team has 
matched that ranking of fifth. 
Ranked ahead of us, in order, were 
Navy (national champions). Army, 
Duke, and Maryland. Below us were 
Cy Miller (division I) teams Johns 
Hopkins, Virginia, Yale, and RIP 
(Then a power, co-national champion 
in 1952.) Among outstanding teams 
in the Laurie Cox Division II that 
ranked below us in 1954 were 
Hofstra, Harvard, Pennsylvania, 
Rutgers, Cornell, and Baltimore U. 
The system by which champions 
were selected in 1954 should be ex- 
plained. All college teams were 
placed in one of the three divisions 
dependent upon their records, sched- 
ules, and success for the preceding 
five years. Syracuse, usually a high- 
ranking power with four national 
championships over the years, had 
been down somewhat, and along 
with several other Division I teams 
was placed in Division II. A point 
system was created. Any team of the 
three divisions was eligible to win 
the national championship but this 
was virtually impossible to achieve 
except for Division I members. A 
Division II team, playing several Di- 
vision I teams, might achieve it. A 
team's record had to include six 
games scheduled in its own division. 
Teams would be realigned after each 
three years, again reflecting their 

records, etc. The point system was as 

Points for a 

Win Tie Loss 

Miller Division 6 5 4 

Cox Division 5 4 3 

Taylor Division 4 3 2 

In the Laurie Cox Division, Wash- 
ington scored 34 points, 30 of them 
by victories over six Cox Division 
teams, and four of them in our loss to 
Navy. Undefeated Navy, 10-0 na- 
tional champion, had 41 points. 
Army 39, Duke 36, Maryland 35, and 
Princeton 34 — these were all Cy 
Miller teams. This point system pre- 
vailed with modifications until 
NCAA in the early 1970s established 
the playoff system for determining 

Harry S. Russell, athlete, alumnus, 
long-time chairman of the Athletic 
Council, member of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors, newspaper 
publisher, editor, and sports writer, 
wrote in the Kent County News of 
June 18, 1954 that the 1954 lacrosse 
team deserved ranking with the 
College's "all-time greats in all fields 
of sports." He mentioned the origi- 
nal Flying Pentagon basketball team 
and the 1934 undefeated football 
team as "such phenomena" with 
which the 1954 lacrosse team de- 
served a place in the College's sports 

The purpose of this communica- 
tion is clear — to correct the record. 
Understandably, this means a great 
deal to the 1954 squad and coach, and 
we hope to the entire Washington 
College family. 

Charles B. Clark '34 

Head Lacrosse Coach 1948-56 


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Dave Knoivles' Business Is Food For Thought 14 

How the Washington College Dining Service nourishes 
and profits the WC community. 

Meredith Davies Hadaivay, Photography by Gibfoii Anthony 

The Life And Times Of Peregrine Wroth 19 

Chestertow^n and Washington College through the eyes of 
a nineteenth-century alumnus. 

Edited by Joseph M. Miller, M.D. 

Heron Point Brings Wealth Of Experience To 24 


Residents of a local retirement community devote time, 

energy, and expertise to the Town and the College. 

Marcia Landskroener , Photography by Gibson Anthony 

The Reporter 2 

Washington College welcomes Dr. John Toll as Acting 
President; Presidential Search update; Annual Fund Hits 
New Record; The "Other" Ball; Vicco von Voss '91. 

Alumni Reporter 29 

Fall recap and Alumni Board nominations. 

Class Notes 


About the Cover: John Sampson Toll joined 
the Washington College Community on 
January 1 as Acting President. 
Photo: Gibson Anthony 

Currents 48 

Gail Tubbs looks back at her battle with breast cancer. 


The Reporter 

John Toll To 
Serve As 

John Sampson Toll, Chancellor 
Emeritus and professor of physics 
at the University of Maryland and 
former president of the State Uni- 
versih,' of New York at Stony Brook, 
will ser\'e as Acting President of 
Washington College until a permanent 
successor to Charles H. Trout is ap- 
pointed. President Trout announced 
last August that he intends to resign at 
the end of the 1994-95 academic year 
and is spending the spring semester on 
sabbatical leave. 

A presidential search committee is 
currently engaged in conducting a na- 
tional search for a permanent succes- 
sor. (See story, page 3.) 

"1 am thrilled that an internationally 
respected academic leader of such dis- 
tinction has agreed to ser\'e Washing- 
ton College, " Board Chairman Louis 
L. Goldstein wrote in announcing the 
appointment to the College commu- 
nity. "Dr. Toll's experience at the helm 
of two of the nation's leading universi- 
ties, both of which made major 
progress under his leadership, bodes 
well for Washington College. 1 have 
worked closely with him in the Uni- 
versity of Maryland System and have 
great respect for his administrative 
abilities and leadership." 

Dr. Toll has had a long and distin- 
guished career in higher education. Af- 
ter receiving his B.S. in physics with 
highest honors from Yale in 1944 and 
ser\'ing in the Navy during WWII, Dr. 

Acting President John S. Toll 

Toll completed his Ph.D. in physics at 
Princeton, where he helped establish 
Project Matterhom, now known as the 
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. 
In 1953 he joined the Uni\'ersity of 
Maryland faculty and ser\'ed for thir- 
teen years as chair of the Department 
of Physics and Astronomy. 

In 1965 he became the first President 
of the State University of New York at 
Stony Brook. "When I was appointed," 
Dr. Toll recalls, "there were 1,800 stu- 
dents and they were about to grant the 
first Ph.D. By the time I left, thirteen 
years later, we had 17,000 students, 
and, in addition to arts and sciences 
and engineering, we had added a 
school of public affairs, a medical 
school, dental school, nursing school, 
and a school of social work, and had 
begun construction of a hospital." 
Stony Brook had become the leading 
university center in the SUNY system 
in many aspects of its educational and 
research programs. 

In 1978, the University of Maryland 

invited Dr. Toll to return as President. 
At that time he presided o\'er a system 
of fi\e campuses. Ten years later, at 
the request of then-Governor Schaefer, 
Dr. Toll headed up the merger of 
Maryland's two public multi-campus 
uni\-ersity systems. This led to the 
founding of the University of Mary- 
land System, with Dr. Toll named as 
Chancellor. Though he left that post in 
1989, Dr. Toll still ser\es as Chancellor 

During his early years at University 
of Maryland, Dr. Toll had been in- 
volved in the founding of the Universi- 
ties Research Association (URA), a 
consortium of 34 member uni\'ersities 
with research programs in high energy 
physics, formed to build and operate 
the National Accelerator Laboratory. 
In 1989 Dr. Toll became president of 
that group, whose membership has 
since expanded to 80 universities. 
URA now operates the Fermi National 
Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illi- 
nois, where, using the world's highest 
energy accelerator and collider, the 
Tevatron, scientists are now exploring 
the fundamental interactions of nature. 
When Congress and the national phys- 
ics community proposed to build a 
twenty-times more powerful accelera- 
tor, the Superconducting Super 
Collider, they asked the URA to ex- 
pand its role to include o\ersight of 
that project. Four years later, budget 
cuts led Congress to cancel the project. 

This past summer Dr. Toll returned 
to the physics department at the Uni- 
\ersitv of Maryland to work with 
graduate students and faculty on re- 
search and to lecture for freshmen 
honors seminars. Fortunately, he was 
able to interrupt his schedule to step in 
and assist Washington College as Act- 
ing President beginning January 1, 

Washington College Magazine/Spring J995 

"I am glad to help this institution in 
any way that I can," Dr. Toll said in ac- 
cepting the appointment. "Washington 
College provides an outstanding edu- 
cation to students in areas from cre- 
ative writing to the sciences, while em- 
phasizing values that are epitomized 
hy George Washington, the College's 
patron and founder." 

Dr. Toll's wife, the former Deborah 
Ann Taintor, had a career in econom- 
ics and journalism before becoming in- 
volved in higher education as the wife 
of a university president. She contin- 
ues to work as a volunteer for organi- 
zations in support of journalism and 
the arts. The Tolls have two daugh- 
ters, Dacia, a Rhodes Scholar, who is 
currently studying and playing la- 
crosse at Oxford University in En- 
gland, and Caroline, a junior at 
Carlton College in Minnesota who is 
majoring in Latin and Greek as a pre- 
med student. Dr. and Mrs. Toll have 
relocated to a farmhouse on the Ches- 
ter River which will ser\'e as their 
homebase for the next six months. 

"I love Chestertown," Dr. Toll ex- 
claims with obvious enthusiasm. "This 
lovely community' on Maryland's East- 
ern Shore is a superb location for an 
excellent College. In some ways, my 
entire career had been in preparation 
for this job," he adds with a character- 
istic twinkle of the eye, "and 1 am hav- 
ing fun." 

The Search Is On For 
WC's Next President 

Former governors, members of Con- 
gress, corporate CEOs, and law- 
yers, in addition to more traditional 
academic candidates, are among the 
more than 700 people who have been 
contacted in the search for a perma- 
nent successor to President Charles H. 
Trout, according to Robert W. 
Duemling, chair of the Presidential 
Search Committee. Though the Com- 
mittee would like to bring a field of 
"finalists" to the Board of Visitors and 
Governors at their meeting in late 
April, Duemling says that date is "just 
a target." 

Since their appointment by the 
Board last October, Duemling and his 
Search Committee have held lengthy 
and lively discussions about Washing- 
ton College's next president in meet- 
ings and public forums and, with the 

help of an executive search firm, have 
sent out packets to more than 700 
sources for suggestions and potential 
candidates. Though initial response is 
promising, Duemling stresses that the 
process is still "very early in the 

After interviewing several firms, the 
Search Committee retained A.T. 
Kearney and Associates to aid their ef- 
forts. Duemling explains that search 
firms help out — not onlv bv identify- 
ing candidates that the Committee 
could not turn up, but also by ensuring 
absolute confidentiality for those who 
mav be interested. Duemling says 
Kearney was chosen because of its re- 
cent successes with finding presidents 
for other liberal arts colleges, such as 
Hood College, and Trinity College in 
Hartford, Connecticut, and because 
thev have been successful in exploring 
nontraditional candidacies. 

"Our Board has expressed particular 
interest in looking for people whose 
professional careers have not been pri- 
marily or exclusively in the academic 
world," Duemling explains. "That is 
not to say that we are excluding aca- 
demic or traditional candidates — we 
are not. In fact we probably will be 
looking at a preponderance of aca- 
demic candidates, but we want to cast 
our net very widely if we possibly can. 

"We are looking for people who 
have been very successful in one or an- 
other walk of life in which they have 
had major management responsibili- 
ties. We are looking for people who 
have a particular understanding of 
higher education and have a love for 
the life of the mind. We are also inter- 

Rohert W. Duemling, Chair of the Presi- 
dential Search Committee 

ested in people with a demonstrated 
track record of fundraising skills, man- 
agement experience, all the facets of 
leadership, physical stamina, energy, 
imagination, and entrepreneurial 

The Committee hopes to complete 
an initial screening in early February 
and to have narrowed the field to 
somewhere in the range of 20-25 can- 
didates to begin interviewing in mid- 
March. Though thev have set up a 
timetable, Duemling cioes not view it 
as "hard and fast" and describes the 
search as open-ended. He is also con- 
cerned with presenting a diverse field 
of candidates to the Board, which has 
ultimate responsibility for making the 
final decision, so that there will be "a 
true choice." 

"We are trying to avoid a process 
that would just be a consensus 
achieved at the lowest common de- 
nominator," Duemling says. "We will 
try to structure the process in a way 
that will also permit a minority view 
to be recognized." 

Mr. Duemling has been a member of 
Washington College's Board of Visi- 
tors and Governors since 1990, with 
service on several of its most active 
committees. He was made a Senior 
Fellow of Washington College in 1986. 
For 30 years, Duemling was a career 
diplomat serving inter alia as U.S. Am- 
bassador to Suriname, Deputy Ambas- 
sador to Canada, and in senior man- 
agement positions of the Department 
of State. Subsequently, he was Presi- 
dent and Director of the National 
Building Museum in Washington, DC, 
from which he retired in January, 1994. 
Duemling holds B.A. and M.A. de- 
grees from Yale University and was a 
Henry Fellow at Cambridge Univer- 
sity, England. He and his wife, Louisa, 
reside in Washington, DC, and Kent 
County, MD. 

Duemling's Committee is comprised 
of eleven members chosen by the 
Board to represent various elements of 
the Washington College community. 
In addition to Duemling, they are: 
trustees Jeannie Baliles '62, Joyce 
Huber Cafritz, Michael Macielag '73, 
and Kevin O'Keefe '74; Acting Dean 
Joachim Scholz; Alumni Council Presi- 
dent Edward M. Athey '67; Professors 
Robert Day, Michael Kerchner, and 
Tahir Shad; and Student Government 
Association President James Baker. 

Acting President Toll will serve as 
an informal advisor to the Committee. 

Washington College Magazine/Spnng 1995 

John Toll on WC: 
Priorities and 

Earhi in his tenure ns Acting President, 
John Toil met with Washington Col- 
lege Magazine Editor Meredith Dnvies 
Hadaivay to discuss his role at Wash- 
ington College and why he vieios the 
nation 's tenth oldest college as "a gem. " 

Q. What led i/ou to come to Washuigton 

A. The invitation to come to Wash- 
ington College came from my 
friends Louis Goldstein, who is 
Chairman of the Board of Visitors 
and Governors, and John Moag, 
who is Secretary of the Board, both 
of whom I have worked with in the 
past. But I had known about Wash- 
ington College for many years and 
had always admired the people I 
ha\'e known here and had great re- 
spect for the College. I \'isited here 
when Joe McLain was President. He 
and I were working on science 
policy problems for the Governor at 
the time. 

Q. How do you see your role as Acting 

A. I want to do everything I can to 
keep Washington College moving 
ahead, maintaining the very good 
educational experience it now offers 
to students while helping it to im- 
prove, as every institution must, as 
disciplines change, as the world 
changes. I want to do all I can to 
unify the community, to strengthen 
support for the College, to help in 
the recruitment of good students, 
and to build support for the annual 
fund and the endowment of the in- 

Q. What are your priorities? 

A. In the present highly competitive 
environment it is very hard for inde- 
pendent liberal arts colleges to sup- 
port themselves, so all of us must 
work very hard on the budget. A top 
priority for me is maintaining a bal- 
anced budget and building support 
for our programs. I'll spend a lot of 

time out speaking to potential support- 
ers, both indi\iduals and foundations, 
the State, and others, to see that we get 
the necessary funds to continue the 
improvement of programs. The Col- 
lege has been maintaining a balanced 
budget onlv by cutting wav back — for 
example there ha\'e not been much- 
deserved salary increases for three 
years. We must not only balance the 
budget this year but also build up 
enough reser\-es for salary increases 
next year, and there must be some 
funds for inno\'ation, because every in- 
stitution must continue to modify its 
program to keep up to date with de- 
\'elopments in ex'erv field and with 
new approaches to teaching. 

I think Washington College is a very 
good college, but its strengths are not 
widely known. Another priority for 
me will be to trv to articulate the 
unique features of Washington Col- 
lege — what makes it such an excellent 
college and why students should come 
here. I will be working hard with the 
Admissions Office and everyone else 
in\'olyed in student recruitment to 
bring the assets of Washington College 
to the attention of potential students. I 
will be meeting with guidance counse- 
lors, for example, and I'll be encourag- 
ing alumni, faculty, and current stu- 
dents to communicate with prospec- 
tive students to help us recruit a good 
class for next fall. 

Q. What do you perceive as Washington 
College's strengths ? 

A. There are many excellent teachers 
here that people may not know about. 
Let me give you an example. The As- 
sociation of American Colleges and 
Universities provides a national semi- 
nar to help faculty members do a bet- 
ter job of teaching. They hunt for 
promising faculty — the best faculty — 
from all around the country to come 
together to share their best ideas. Ob- 
viously, when you search for a faculty 
leader for that program you look for 
someone who excels at teaching and 
get the very best candidate you can. 
They chose Professor David Newell 
from our Department of Philosophy 
and Religion to direct it. That's one ex- 
ample of the national reputation that 
many of our faculty have, and people 
within our own community may not 
e\'cn realize. 

I'll gi\e you another example. I'm 
the former National Chairman of the 
Federation of American Scientists, and 
I still serve on the National Council 
u'hich met recently. The President of 
the FAS has been \-en,' actixe in the 
problems of nuclear arms control, par- 
ticularly the problems in North Korea. 
As you know, that's been a major crisis 
and he has made trips to North Korea 
to help deal with these issues and 
bring expertise to bear. When he 
heard I was coming to Washington 
College he said, "Oh, that's where my 
Korean expert is." If he wants to un- 
derstand what is going on in Korea, he 
comes to Professor An on our faculty. 
I don't know how many people realize 
that we hax'e the person on whom this 
very important leader in Washington 
depends to guide him on the overall 
political situation in North and South 

There are many outstanding people 
here who are good scholars in their 
field, whether it is medieval history or 
physics or chemistry or 
neuropsychology. But they are prima- 
rily focused on doing the best possible 
job of teaching undergraduates. This 
means that these scholars are a\'ailable 
to students. This means undergraduate 
students have opportunities to do re- 
search with them. 

There is a sound curriculum here 
with 23 majors in the arts and sciences 
and business management. The aca- 
demic program here offers students 
important opportunities: to learn to 
write well; to become competent in 
mathematics and science, the social 
sciences and the humanities; and then 
to pick a field to specialize in and 
study in sufficient depth to master. 
Students bring together all their 
knowledge in that field in their senior 
year, either in a thesis or a major 
project. I think that is a particularly 
xaluable lesson: to learn to integrate 
your knowledge so you can apply it. 

There is an opportunity here for stu- 
dents to learn with a \'ery supportive 
and caring faculty that is beyond what 
you will find at most other institutions. 
And that's what makes Washington 
College a very exciting place to be. 

Q. What about opportunities outside the 

Q. I find Washington College has a re- 


Washington College Magazine / Spring 1995 

markahle number of activities outside 
the classroom, including anexcellent ath- 
letic program. I don't know another 
broadly-based college where 41 percent 
of the incoming students say they plan 
to participate in varsity athletics. It is, of 
course, an institution which focuses on 
the academic program. We don't give 
athletic scholarships. We belong to Divi- 
sion 111 which includes 
other institutions like 
Washington College. But 
we bring in the best 
coaches we can get. Just 
as you want the best fac- 
ulty, you want the best 
coaches, who are very 
much committed to the 
academic goals of the in- 
stitution but also help the 
students to excel as ath- 
letes. I frankly think hav- 
ing a strong athletic pro- 
gram, well-integrated into 
the academic program, is 
very important. 

Everyone knows if you 
go out for a sport you must 
do your best to try to win. 
That commitment to excel then carries 
over into the academic program. It sets a 
tone for the campus as a whole. 

It's also true that if you are combin- 
ing varsity athletics with coursework 
in your major concentration, you have 
to learn to manage your time well. 
And that's very valuable for anything 
you do later in life. I think the tone 
that these external activities set — well- 
integrated with the academic life — 
makes this a very supportive commu- 
nity for students who are learning. 

The campus is small enough that 
students can know all of their class- 
mates and feel part of a community — 
almost a family. It provides a secure, 
safe environment where students can 
learn. I think this is in many ways a 
model institution — in fact, it is a gem. 
If you want a broadly-based arts and 
sciences education in a supportive en- 
vironment in a college that is not too 
large, I think this is an ideal setting. 

Q. Have you had a chance to get to know 
some of our students? 

A. Yes, I have. I have had several 
meetings with the president of the Stu- 
dent Government Association, the edi- 
tor of the Ehn, and other student lead- 

ers, and 1 ha\e been very impressed. I 
had lunch with a group of students at 
the beginning of the semester and I 
asked them what they thought made 
Washington College special. The first 
answer they came up with surprised 
me, but it pleased me very much. 
They said, "the honor code." The stu- 
dents here worked very hard to re- 

Dr. Toll, center, with students. 

write the honor code to include both 
social and academic issues. They took 
the initiati\'e and are very proud of the 
result. I think it speaks well of Wash- 
ington College that our students feel a 
responsibility for the integrity of their 

I'm very proud of the fact that 
Washington College has produced so 
many leaders. Louis Goldstein, for in- 
stance, is the prime example of public 
service at its best. He has devoted his 
career to service and I am tremen- 
dously admiring of what he does. Wil- 
liam O. Baker was the President of Bell 
Labs through the period when Bell 
Labs was really the scientific leader of 
industry in this country. Washington 
College has been turning out great 
writers since James M. Cain. All kinds 
of outstanding people have graduated 
from here. 

Q. You have spent most of your career at 
large public institutions. Now you have 
landed at a college that is small and pri- 
vate. Is there any way to compare the two? 

A. I think there is a role for each kind 

of institution. You can set a tone at a 
place like Washington College 
which is a selective independent col- 
lege. You have a clearer identity. 
Many people say that American 
higher education is the best in the 
world. 1 think one reason is the di- 
versity. We have so many different 
kinds of institutions competing with 
each other and that 
competition is very 
healthy. Each one 
must hone itself to be 
the best at what it 
does, not trving to du- 
plicate everything that 
everyone else does. 
I see Washington Col- 
lege continuing to de- 
fine its mission as a 
liberal arts institution 
that prepares people 
for careers and leader- 
ship in manv different 
fields, with the kind of 
broad education that 
helps you learn to 
think for yourself, 
learn to express vour- 
self well, and learn new subjects as 
you need to. In an increasingly com- 
plex world you have to be able to do 

Q. just one 
you stay? 

more question: hoiv lo)ig can 

A. 1 am 71 years old and though I 
enjoy it here and 1 will serve the Col- 
lege as long as the Board wants me 
to, I think it is important to get a 
younger person in this office who 
can look forward to a long career 
here. I am very admiring of Bob 
Duemling who is chairing the Presi- 
dential Search Committee, and I 
think his Committee is going about 
the search in just the right way. It is 
very important to have a continuing 
president in place when you ap- 
proach foundations, for example. 
Otherwise, they are likely to say 
"Thank you very much but we will 
wait to meet the regular president." 
When you keep your standards high 
in order to get the best possible per- 
son, you never know how long that 
search will take. But our goal is to 
try to complete the search process 
this spring so a new president can 
come here this summer. 

Washington College Magazine /S;!nn^(j 1995 

WC Annual Fund 
Hits Record Mid- 
Year Mark 

Ma til Professors 
Write Their Own 

AS100,000 gift for scholarships 
from a single board member, 
Alonzo G. Decker, Jr., has propelled 
Washington College's 1994-95 Annual 
Fund well o\'er the $1 million mark, 
setting the stage for an historic high in 
the College's annual fundraising. 

According Martin E. Williams, Vice 
President for Dex'elopment and Col- 
lege Relations, this robust drix'e for an- 
nual operating funds is very encourag- 
ing for the overall health of the institu- 

At mid-vear. Decker's gift puts 
board gi\'ing up by more than 40"o 
o\'er last mid-year's figures; alumni 
giving is up 13 percent and corporate 
and foundation gifts are up by more 
than 30".i. Gifts and pledges for this 
fiscal year from friends, parents, 
alumni, and board members now 
stand at more than $1,300,000, towards 
an initial vear-end goal of $1.5 million. 

John Toll, Interim President of 
Washington College, has upped the 
Annual Fund ante. He believes the 
Washington College Annual Fund can 
bring in a record $2 million by the end 
of June, and has vowed to lead the 

"Washington College is a grand col- 
lege, a real gem," says Toll. "My top 
priority as interim president is to raise 
additional funds to maintain a bal- 
anced budget. My second priority is 
student recruitment. I am asking ev- 
eryone on campus to redouble their ef- 
forts in these two areas." 

Jane LaBrie '96 Wins 
Hague Scholarship 

Jane LaBrie, a junior from Queens- 
town, Maryland, is the 1994-95 re- 
cipient of the Anna Melvin Hague '05 
Memorial Scholarship. 

The Hague Scholarship was estab- 
lished in 1992 by Charles and Virginia 
Hague, alumni of Washington College, 
in honor of Charles's mother. The gift 
was made as the College was marking 
its 100th anniversary of co-education. 

Anna Hague, one of the first women 
to attend Washington College, was a 
teacher for 50 years in the Kent County 



juiiior jivic LaBrie hopes to teach English 
literature to high school students. 

(MD) public school system. 

The Anna Melvin Hague Scholar- 
ship is awarded each year to an out- 
standing student demonstrating quali- 
ties of scholarship, character, and dedi- 
cation, who is expected to make the 
most effective contribution to the field 
of education. 

LaBrie, a wife and mother of four, is 
a non-traditional student at Washing- 
ton College, where she is pursuing a 
degree in English as well as her 
teacher certification. She hopes to 
teach English literature at the second- 
ary level. 

Born and raised on the Eastern 
Shore, she graduated from Chesapeake 
College in 1993 with a 4.0 grade point 
average. While at Chesapeake Col- 
lege, she was a member of Phi Theta 
Kappa, the national honor society for 
American junior colleges, and was 
named to Who's Wiio Among Students in 
American junior Colleges and the Na- 
tional Dean's List. At graduation she 
received the award for Most Outstand- 
ing Graduate in Teacher Education: 
Secondary Education, as well as the 
John T. Harrison award. 

Currently employed as the general 
manager of Annie's Paramount Steak 
House at Kent Narrows, LaBrie has 
twin daughters, age 17, who are col- 
lege sophomores, a 12-year-old son at 
Centreville Middle School, and a 17- 
year-old stepson at Queen Anne's 
County Higii School. 

LaBrie is the third recipient of the 
Anna Melvin Hague Scholarship. 

It was a financial consideration, re- 
ally, that prompted Louise Amick 
and Ken Wantling to write their own 
textbook for Washington College's 
pre-calculus students. The two math 
professors had decided to require 
graphing calculators for the class, to 
the tune of $90. Asking students to 
shell out another $60 or $70 for a text- 
book on top of that, Amick savs, 
would have been prohibitixe. 

The math textbook compiled last 
summer bv Amick and edited by 
Wantling takes a new approach to 
teaching pre-calculus that replaces the 
lecture format with one that is more 
interactive. Hopefully, the result will 
be that students not onlv learn more, 
but learn it more efficientlv. 

"Students ha\'e to work harder — 
they can't just sit back and take notes," 
says Wantling. "By being forced to do 
the problems, students are learning 
more thoroughly and it is a lot harder 
for them to get behind. With the lec- 
ture format, it was easy for them to 
look studious and nod in class, even if 
thev didn't know what was going on." 

The textbook — a loose-leaf binder 
of previews, lessons, and problems 
that cost each student only $12 — is an 
outgrowth of Amick's hand-out sheets 
she used in previous classes to help 
students master problem-soh'ing. Stu- 
dents find the word problems interest- 
ing and the pages easy to read, which 
is not always the case with standard 
mathematics textbooks. To dispel the 
mvth that math is a solitarv pursuit, 
the professors encourage students to 
join a study group and work together 
so they can learn how to approach a 
problem from different perspectives. 

"You can solve a math problem in- 
tuitively, algebraically, or by graph- 
ing," she says. The math education re- 
form movement focuses on the visual, 
or graphic, perspective, to the detri- 
ment of the other problem-solving 
methods, which I think is \erv short- 
sighted. We wanted to keep the text- 
book strong algebraically." 

The graphing calculator is a teach- 
ing tool that permits students to visu- 
alize in a few seconds a graph that 
might take them as much as 31) min- 
utes to do manuallv. The instructor's 


Washington College Magazine/Spmi^ 1995 

calculator sits on an overhead projec- 
tor so the image projects on a large 
screen. It's a very handy gadget, and 
one with which today's video kids feel 
quite comfortable. Yet it is a tool, not a 
panacea, says Wantling. 

"In high schools, these kids are be- 
ing accelerated so quickly that they are 
not getting a good foundation in alge- 
bra before taking calculus," Wantling 
says. "They are learning some of the 
tricks, but they don't have the alge- 
braic background that ties it together 
with theory. We're hoping to remedy 

Student response to the pre-calculus 
text was positive. When asked in an 
evaluation at the end of the semester 
what they planned to do with their 
texts and calculators, 75% of the stu- 
dents said they were going to keep the 
text while 92".i said they would keep 
the calculator. Students also offered 
feedback about the chapter previews 
and problems. About the previews: 
"They ga\'e me an idea of how the 
chapters were connected and they 
helped me get ready for the next chap- 
ter." And about the problems: "There 
was a mix of easy and harci problems. 
1 felt the easy ones helped explain the 
lesson and the hard ones challenged 
me to apply it." 

The work of Amick and Wantling is 
important to students because calculus 
is required for mathematics majors as 
well as chemistry and physics majors 
and is also required of students in the 
premedical program, which is enjoy- 
ing greater popularity. 

Their new approach to mathematics 
education is also a harbinger of depart- 
mental reform. Other math professors 
in the department are considering new 
approaches in upper level courses, one 
dealing with differential equations and 
another with chaos and fractals. In a 
bid to attract more mathematics ma- 
jors, the department has been discuss- 
ing the introduction of a computer sci- 
ence minor and an actuarial program, 
while marketing the math major (and 
minor) as a versatile stepping stone 
into various careers ranging from 
banking and insurance to high-tech 
fields like software design and fiber 
optics research. Employers such as 
DuPont, when hiring computer techni- 
cians, prefer a mathematics degree 
over a computer science degree, 
Amick notes, because mathematics 
majors are more "liberally" educated. 

"Mathematics is one of the toughest 

majors students can choose because 
they have to work at it every day," 
says Wantling. "It's also one of the 
most versatile." 

''Madcap" Scientists 
Receive Federal 

With the help of federal funds, the 
chemistry department is well on 
its way to developing a new curricu- 
lum incorporating the discovery 
method of learning. 

Two years ago, the chemistry de- 
partment joined forces with depart- 
ments from eight other colleges in the 
Middle Atlantic region to form a con- 
sortium de\'oted to the improvement 
of undergraduate chemistrv education. 
The Middle Atlantic Discovery Chem- 
istry Project (MADCP), recognizing 
the value of hands-on learning, par- 
ticularly in the sciences, adopted the 
Discovery Method. This teaching ap- 
proach, emphasizing learning by do- 
ing, is enjoying growing popularity in 
the academic chemical community, es- 
pecially at national liberal arts col- 
leges, says Frank J. Creegan, chair of 
the chemistry department. 

MADCP succeeded in securing ex- 
ternal funding for the development, 
implementation, and dissemination of 
discovery-based experiments in chem- 
istry from the U.S. Department of 
Education's Fund for the Improvement 
of Post-Secondarv Education. The pro- 
posal included an endorsement by 
Gene G. Wubbels, the College's former 

Provost and Dean who is now a pro- 
gram director at the National Science 
Foundation, as well as experiments de- 
veloped by Creegan and professors 
Rosette Roat and James R. Locker. The 
FIPSE grant, totaling $174,153, will be 
shared among the consortium member 
institutions. WC's share of the grant, 
$16,500, will be matched with institu- 
tional funds to help support student 
and faculty stipends and travel money 
over a three-year period. 

Men's Tennis 
Ranked #1 in NCAA 
Preseason Poll 

The men's tennis team has captured 
the top spot in the latest NCAA 
Division 111 pre-season ranking re- 
leased in November. Wins this fall 
over Division I opponents such as 
Navy, Villanova, and George Mason, 
combined with a \'ery strong showing 
at the Rolex National Championships 
in October, have helped the Sho'men 
secure their place at the top. 

In the individual NCAA singles and 
doubles rankings also released in No- 
vember, WC's Robin Sander, a sopho- 
more, is now the #1 ranked plaver in 
the country in both singles and 
doubles. He teamed with Miroslav 
Beran to capture the #1 ranking in 
doubles. Beran, also a sophmore, is 
also ranked #18 in the nation in 
singles. The other WC player to earn a 
national ranking is Damian Polla, a 
sophomore from Argentina who joins 
Sander in the top ten as he grabs the 
#10 spot. 

The Shoremen will open their de- 
fense of the 1994 National title on Feb- 
ruary 12 when they host Division I, 
University of Pennsylvania at the 
Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center. 

Newell Named Director of 
Wye Faculty Seminar 

Prof. J. David Neivell hns been named di- 
rector of the Wye Faculty Seminar, a con- 
sortium of small liberal arts colleges co- 
sponsored (n/ The Aspen Institute and the 
Association of American Colleges and 
Universities. NczlvII has served as a mod- 
erator for the group since J989, became a 
Senior Fellow in 2991, and since 1991 has 
served as moderator for seminars in Rome 
and Tuscan}/ held by Aspen Italia. 

Washington College Magazine/Spring 3995 

Ken Pipkin '95 
Launches Career 
From The Airwaves 

Ken Pipkin is so tall that he ducks 
under the doorway when entering 
a room. He has a x'oice to match. It is 
an announcer's \'oice, deep and reso- 
nant, that he has cultivated during the 
past three and a half years by hosting a 
weekly radio show. 

Pipkin, a senior histor\' major, is half 
of "The Real Alternati\'e Show " on 
VVKHS.FM, a commercial-free station 
broadcasting from Kent County High 
School in Worton, outside of Chester- 
town. The other half is senior Keith 
Morgan. Their Monday evening show, 
from 7 until 9, features alternatiye mu- 
sic (that is, contemporary music that is 
not popular rock, country, or rap) and 
talk of bands, upcoming concerts, poli- 
tics, and, of course, Washington Col- 
lege happenings. Pipkin has had other 
partners before, but he has remained 
committed to the yolunteer post from 
which he hopes to launch his career. 

Because WKHS is a high school sta- 
tion whose students haye daytime ac- 
cess to the broadcast booth, it depends 
on community members to fill the air- 
waves during the e\'ening hours. "The 
Round Mound of Sound," Rock Hall's 
former Mayor P. J. Elbourn, plays early 
jazz and swing on Wednesdays, from 5 
until 7. Leslie Raimond '63 favors an 
eclectic mix of jazz, folk, and, some- 
times, poetry on her late Wednesday 
night show. A two-hour country mu- 
sic show hosted by Mike Martinez im- 
mediately follows the Ken and Keith 
Show on Mondays. As many as 20 
other music afficionados host regular 
shows on WKHS. Last year, the sta- 
tion also formed an affiliation with 
WXPN, a public radio station in Phila- 

"We have so much freedom with 
our show," says Pipkin. "Because 
we're commercial-free, we can choose 
our own music — anything from the 
Rolling Stones to new artists, even 
little-known artists. Several friends of 
ours ha\e bands, and we'll play cuts 
off their albums. It's fun to be able to 
do whatever we want." 

How does he prepare for his time on 
the air? He stokes his 6'5"-plus frame 
with chocolate bars and soda, and 
raids his personal CD collection and 
those of his friends. He also keeps up 


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with new musical artists in Rolling 
StO}U' Magazine and listens to Radio 
America Lix'e, another show featuring 
the music of new artists. During each 
show. Ken and Keith feature an "Al- 
bum of the Week." 

"Two hours is a lot of airtime," he 
admits. "You have to think on your 
feet and be willing to roll with the 
punches. When I leave the station, I 
know that I've given 100%." 

Act One, Scene One: 
The Riverside 

Drama majors come and drama 
majors go, but one group of 
Washington College drama students is 
working to create something that may 
live on long after they have graduated 
— a new community theater group 
called the Riverside Players. Their 
mission: "To create an environment 
where college and community strive 
toward a high quality of art to cel- 
ebrate a mutual love of theatre." 

The notion of a community theater 
grew out of a new special topics course 
in theater management taught by Dale 
Daigle, a professor of drama. After re- 
ceiving numerous telephone calls from 
recent graduates embarking on careers 
in theatre management, Daigle was 
prompted to offer a course designed to 
explore the business aspects of non- 
profit arts organizations. Prior to 
Daigle's move to WC in 1989, he was 
managing artistic director for a small 

Ken Pipkin (foregwunii) and Keith Morgan 
brondcnst their show from WKHS. 

professional company, and then 
founded and operated for several 
years his own professional company, 
the Maine Theatre. 

Enrolled in the first theatre manage- 
ment course are undergraduates Lisa 
Christie '96, Stephen Fuchs '95, Caren 
Lee '95, Cary Kelly '95, Richard McKee 
'95, and Kelli Youngblood '97. Their 
first assignment, explains Kelly, was 
to "get a nonprofit arts organization 
up and running by the end of the se- 

The fall semester proceeded with 
weekly classroom meetings as the 
young team of administrators divided 
responsibilities among themselves to 
include media relations, fundraising, 
audience development, and finance. 
The Ri\'erside Players receives funding 
through the Student Government As- 
sociation, Washington College Friends 
of the Arts, and private donations 
from the College community. 

The Riverside Players opened its 
first season in early December with 
Christopher Durang's An Actor's 
Nightmare directed by Kelli 
Ytningblood '97. The production was 
a success, introducing the newly 
formed troupe to the College and com- 
munity and casting both WC students 
and local residents. While admission 
is free to all performances sponsored 
by the Riverside Players, donations are 
always welcome. 

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Washington College Magazine/Spr/n^ 1995 

month, Lisa Christie '96 is directing a 
scene from F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tlic 
Great Gatsby to coincide with the 
College's Jazz Age theme in celebrat- 
ing George Washington's Birthday. 
The Riverside Players will end their 
season in March with a mainstage pro- 
duction of John Pielmeier's /\\,');t's of 
Goil directed by Richard McKee '95. 

When asked where he would like to 
see the Riverside Players when he re- 
turns to Washington College for his 
first year reunion, McKee comments 
that he wants the group "to continue 
to provide an environment where the- 
ater artists can explore new venues — a 
place where you can succeed as well as 
fail. In some cases, an artist can learn 
more from failing than succeeding." 

When the same question was asked 
of other members of the organization, 
most placed a proscenium to call their 
own at the top of their wish list. The 
group is currently using available 
spaces on campus and around town 
for rehearsals and performances. 

With or without a fixed home, this 
troupe of thespians is bringing yet an- 
other dimension to live theater at 
Washington College and to the com- 
munity. "I hope that they are able to 
build a strong enough foundation for 
the Ri\'erside Players to pass on from 
generation to generation," concludes 

Tod Hall '96 Studies 
Zebra Mussels At 
Horn Point 

Tod Hall, a junior biology major, 
spent his summer vacation with an 
innocuous little mollusk that could 
spell doom to the Chesapeake Bay eco- 
system. At Horn Point Environmental 
Laboratory in Cambridge, Maryland, 
he was one of a dozen college students 
from around the country studying the 
zebra mussel. The team of students 
worked under the supervision of Dr. 
Victor Kennedy, a marine biologist 
from the University of Maryland. 

Zebra mussels are an invasive spe- 
cies of mollusk from Europe, sus- 
pected of being transported via cargo 
ship ballasts to the St. Lawrence River 
and other shipping channels in the 

Tod Hall (right) ami Dr. Victor Kennedy 
observe the behavior of zebra mussels. 

Great Lakes region of the United 
States. The zebra mussel breeds pro- 
lifically and attaches to whatever hard 
surfaces it can find — channel mark- 
ers, ship bottoms, breakwaters, pipes, 
even other bivalves. 

Hall says the zebra mussel could 
pose a threat to industry and to the 
Chesapeake Bay's natural ecosystem if 
the species found its way into Mary- 
land waters. If the mussels set up 
housekeeping near a hvdroelectric 
power plant, clogging the pipes and 
aparatus that exchanges water and 
lowering the plant's operating effi- 
ciency, it would cost thousands of dol- 
lars to remove the parasite. If intro- 
duced into the Chesapeake Bay, the ze- 
bra mussel would compete with mar- 
ketable bivalves for nutrients, and be- 
cause the zebra mussel filters nutrients 
faster that native clams and oysters, 
the zebra mussel would have the edge. 
While the zebra mussel is an efficient 
water filter, it could clarify water too 
much — a certain amount of turbidity 
is needed to prevent algae outbreak, 
says Hall. And if zebra mussels attach 
themselves to larger shellfish, they 
would soon cover the entire shell and 
prevent it from opening, effectively 
starving and smothering it. 

Biologists at Horn Point are con- 
cerned that the pesky bivalve could 
make its way into the Chesapeake 
from New York via the Susquehanna 
River, and they are now conducting re- 
search to determine whether the zebra 
mussel would find the bay waters hos- 
pitable. In experiments conducted this 
summer. Dr. Kennedy and his team 

observed the behavior of the mature 
mollusk in waters of varying heat and 
salinity. The team also attempted, 
with limited success. Hall says, to rear 
mussels from larvae. 

"This summer, we were simply at- 
tempting to learn more about the mus- 
sel — to see how it reacts to different 
enx'ironments. Our main objective 
was to determine whether the zebra 
mussel could survive in the Chesa- 
peake Bay," says Hall. 

It is too soon to tell whether the 
mussel would thrive in Chesapeake 
Bay waters, because the team had such 
difficulty keeping the larvae popula- 
tion at sufficient levels to get proper 
readings. "The mortality rate was in- 
credible," Hall says. "We had no 
problem inducing the adult mussels to 
spawn, but we couldn't keep the lar- 
vae numbers up. We'd lose from 
100,000 to 500,000 in one day, and we 
couldn't understand why. We thought 
we were providing the same kind of 
environment — pH levels, salinity, 
and temperature — as the St. 
Lawrence Seaway. It wasn't until near 
the end of the summer that we were 
able to conduct a few experiments 
with the larvae." 

Research is continuing and Hall was 
invited back next summer to trv mus- 
sel farming again, but he has another 
offer to study environmental sciences 
in Ecuador. And that only poses an- 
other dilemma he will have to solve 
before his senior vear. "1 really ha\e to 
decide whether I could enjov being a 
doctor when I like being outdoors so 

Washington College Magazine/S;in(!^(j 1995 

Traditions such as Birthday Ball 
at Washington College generally 
inyolye two choices: participation 
and abstinence. Before about 1986, 
the most popular altemati\e to at- 
tending the Birthday Ball (complete 
with formal wear, ballroom dance 
lessons, and, of course, a date) was 
to sit at home and mope. 

In 1995, the "altematiye" connotes 
not only an ingenious choice, but a 
stylishly underground brand of cool. 
The Blackhearts Ball has meant both 
to VVC students for close to 10 years. 

Conceix'ed not only as antithetical 
to the Birthday Ball, but also as a dark 
celebration of Valentine's Day, 
Blackhearts tradition asked that 
attendees come alone, wear- 
ing black or red only, please. 

Reyelers attending this 
year's Blackhearts will likely 
recei\e a gorgeous hand-drawn 
inyitation through campus mail 
in early February. This part of the 
tradition hasn't changed, though 
many of the details haye. 

In\itations were originally sent by 
a core group anonymously to their 
friends and their crushes. Recipients 
could then pass the inyitation along 
through campus mail to one of their 
crushes. By the time of the party, no 
one, including the hosts, was quite 
sure who had invited whom or 
which guests were objects of desire 
and which were simply "cool." 

The location also was kept secret. 
No one was to reyeal the site of 

Blackhearts until they arri\ed at an ar- 
ranged meeting place. "There was a 
great air of myster\' about it," said 
Gina Braden '89, "in part because it 
wasn't sanctioned in any way by the 
College, and in part because it seemed 
to relate to the true nature of 
Valentine's Day and the dark side of 

Because it occurred on the weekend 
closest to Valentine's Day, Blackhearts 
sometimes spawned couples who 
would attend the other Ball the next 
weekend. Recent Blackhearts Balls 
haye been 
held the night 
before Birth- 

The "Other'' Ball 

/'I/ /. Tnriu Touvrs '94 

day Ball. As Black- 
hearts grew older and 
larger, it became less clan- 
destine. Although it was, 
and still is, considered to be 
an altematiye to the Birthday 
Ball, the focus is less on secrecy and 
more on fun. "The best part about 
Blackhearts was that it brought to- 
gether a lot of people you wouldn't 
normally see together," says Brett 
Lankford '91. "It wasn't a cliquish 
party — you'd see people from frater- 
nities dancing with the Lit House 
crowd. Blackhearts crossed a lot of 

Blackliearts was held for several 
years in Phoebe's, the small theater 
space and yesteryear's Drama Party 
Central in the basement of the 
Gibson Performing Arts Center. The 
six black walls of the literally under- 
ground space lent an air of mystery 
and created a night-clubby feel. 

What hasn't changed is the spirit 
of all-out fun. Blackhearts has al- 
ways sprung from the minds of the 
artsy: students of creative writing, 
drama, and art ha\e largely been re- 
sponsible. In recent years, the Ball 

has been held in the 
O'Neill Literan,' 
House, an off-beat, 
but still appropriate, 
\enue. Many people 
feel that Blackhearts 
isn't just a great 
party, but a creati\e 
outlet, both in plan- 
ning and execution. "People put 
more effort into planning Blackhearts 
now than they used to," says 
Lankford. "There weren't bands be- 
fore, just Jim [Sopczek] and his 
record collection. But you could al- 
ways count on great decorations." 

Part mock-formal, part dance hall, 
part saturnalia, the Blackhearts Ball 
exists in a sort of Twilight Zone of 
parties. There are those who look 
forvi'ard to Blackhearts all year, and 
those who find out they are invited 
the day before. The original aura re- 
mains, steepeci in m\'ster\- and ro- 
mance and, oddly enough, tradition. 

The Annual Fund Gives You 
License To Up Your Gift. 

After 212 i/cnrs, WC hns finally itcclnrcd 
itself "in the State of Maryland. " A new 
marketing campaign incorporates this 
phrase in a redesigned College logo to let 
prospectiiv students knozv that 
Washington College is not to be confused 
with universities in St. Louis or the 
District of Columbia. The Deivhpmcnt 
office hopes proud alumni will help get the 
word out. First-time donors who give $25 
to the Annual Fund, or donors who 
increase their last annual gift by $25 or 
more, will receive a license plate frame 
proclaiming their alma mater (and its 
location) to fellow traivlers. 

To learn more, contact Robert Bull at 
1-800-1782, ex t. 7295. 


Washington College Magazine/Spnn^ 1995 

Ahunnus Explores 
The Fine Art Of 

Vicco von Voss '91 loves wood. 
He loves its smell, its texture, its 
flexibility — the \ery life of wood. 
Taking design elements from nature, 
he takes to the woods in search 
of natural materials and inspi- 
ration, seeking shapes and 
forms he can translate into 
functional works of art. 

The art major, whose six- 
foot sculpture of a #2 pencil 
captured the attention of 
Washington College benefac- 
torConstance Stuart Larrabee, 
returned to Washington Col- 
lege this fall, full of new ideas 
for furniture, each in various 
stages of completion. In the 
woodworking shop of the 
Larrabee Arts Center, von 
Voss pulls out his newly fin- 
ished work — a slender chair 
handcrafted of maple, its tall 
back crowned with an oak leaf 
design. Two complementary 
cabinets, commissioned by a 
Chicago homeowner, are un- 
derway, and an abstract tea 
cart is under construction. On 
the shop door hangs a sketch 
of a hallway entry table, this 
one inspired by the body and 
claws of the Maryland blue 

Von Voss is fresh from a 
three-year apprenticeship in 
Hamburg, Germany, where 
he was trained in fine cabinetry 
through a dual system between gov- 
ernment and private firms. In Eu- 
rope, he explains, the apprenticeship 
program provides job training in 
handicrafts and in business for 

young people. The apprenticeships 
are di\ided into three-month omplo\- 
ment stints and six-week schooling 
sessions to provide both hands-on and 
technical training. 

Whv Germany? Although born in 
Germany and well-tra\'eled, von Voss 
had not li\'ed there and yearned to get 
to know his native land. He found the 
pace of life there frantic, and while the 

Vicco von Voss '91 with the maple chair he 
has recently completed. 

apprenticeship gave him a strong 
foundation in woodworking, he 
yearned to play a more creative role 

with wood. 

Von Voss became interested in 
wood and its restoration during his 
undergraduate days at Washington 
College, working with alumnus 
David Slama '71 on antique furni- 
ture and with John Wagner '74 on 
old wooden boats. He left for Eu- 
rope intent on a career in furniture 
restoration, but meeting Erich 
_ Briiggemann changed his 

B\' good fortune, he en- 
countered the young artist 
who was forming a group 
of craftsman who wanted 
to produce a new style of 
furniture that emphasized 
real wood, artistic design, 
and fine craftsmanship. 
From Erich Briiggemann, 
\'on Voss learned the stan- 
dards of furniture building 
and was encouraged to ex- 
periment with design. His 
tall-backed chair is the fruit 
of that collaboration and is 
being shipped back to Ger- 
many to be included in an 
exhibition of modern furni- 

Von Voss, himself, is 
headed for Rhode Island, 
where he hopes to study 
under Rosanne Somerson 
at the Rhode Island School 
of Design. He is busy pre- 
paring a portfolio of furni- 
ture that reflects his desire 
to create an enduring de- 
sign that is both functional 
and aesthetically pleasing. 
"My goal is to become a 
good craftsman and make furniture 
that will withstand the test of time. 
In nature there is always an aspect 
of asymmetry that creates a sense of 
tension. 1 try to incorporate this in 
my furniture." 


Rowers Rack Up 
The Meters 

How big is rowing at Washington 
College? Students are competing 
year-round, both on and off the water. 

This fall, without dipping an oar 
into the water, WC students pulled to- 
gether during Timex Fitness Week to 
win a new rowing machine. In a week- 

long competition sponsored by Timex, 
Ocean Spray, and Concept II, students 
pitted their athletic prowess against 
that of students from other colleges on 
the Eastern Seaboard. 

Will Brandenberg, the assistant row- 
ing coach, organized members of the 
rowing teams to participate in the er- 
gometer competition. WC students 
logged 880,000 meters to win. 

This competition led to another 
long-distance erg challenge in early 

February against dozens of other col- 
leges across the country. Instead of 
keeping tabs by phone, rowers logged 
their meters on the Internet. 

All this out-of-water rowing keeps 
athletes in top shape for varsity com- 
petition. On April 1st, the second an- 
nual Caspersen Cup will be held in 
Chestertown. Washington College 
rowers compete against the Johns 
Hopkins University and St. Johns Col- 
lege, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Washington College Magazine/Spring 1995 


With WC 

Thanks to modern wizardry, Wash- 
ington College alumni and friends 
can visit campus electronically. All 
you need to burrow into a treasure 
trove of information is a computer and 
an information ser\ice that can lead 
you to the College gopher. 

Want to check in with the Alumni 
Office about the Reunion schedule? 
Need to know what financial aid is 
available for prospective students? 
Curious about the latest college news? 
It's all out there on the Internet. 

Tim Kirk, Acting Director of the 
College's academic computing pro- 
gram, has been busy streamlining 
WC's information ser\'ice bulletin 
board to make it easier for users to ac- 
cess. All college information resides 
on the gopher, he explains, which us- 
ers can access directly from 
Compuser\'e or another comparable 
ser\ice or via World Wide Web 
(WWW). To access Washington 
College's Home Page from the web, 
users would type: 

Various sources of information re- 
side on the College's Home Page, in- 
cluding the calendar of events, the col- 
lege catalog, the campus directory, fi- 

nancial aid information, and press re- 
leases. In the coming months, the Col- 
lege Relations office also plans to put 
the Wnsliingtoii College Magazine on 
line, complete with scanned-in photo- 

In addition to on-campus informa- 
titin, the College is making stricles to 
provide access to other helpful infor- 
mation. Kirk recently put up the direc- 
tory of AT&T 800 numbers and a link 
to the Internal Re\'enue Service 
through which users can call up tax 
forms and tax assistance. 

Another link local users mav find 
helpful is Chesapeake Freenet, a group 
that, with the help of Washington Col- 
lege, is giN'ing Eastern Shore users ac- 
cess to the Internet. 

Users also can communicate directly 
with various offices on campus 
through using e-mail, specifically: 

Admissions Office: 


Alumni Office: 

College Relations Office: 

for Diore information, e-mail 

Washington College dedicated two si)igle rowing shells last October, named to honor 
Sho'men Crew supporters Drs. Susan K. and Harry P. Ross. College VIP's attending the 
champagne christening with the Drs. Ross iivre Chloe Truskrw (cotter). Head Coach Mike 
Davcnpwrt, and President diaries H. Trout. 

Alunimis Addresses 
Police lnte<^rit\i 
And The Public 

/'I/ ln\/ Derbis '95 

Washington College's William 
James Forum recenth' hosted 
Captain Kim C. Dine '73, who has 
served for nearly 20 years with the 
Metropolitan Police Department in 
Washington, DC. As a captain in 
one of the largest police agencies in 
the nation. Dine delivered a lecture 
addressing the question, "Can We 
Assure Integritv in Law Enforce- 

As Executive Assistant to the 
Chief of Police, Captain Dine is one 
of the highest ranking police officials 
that Washington College can claim 
as an alumnus. In addition to a de- 
gree in economics from Washington 
College, Dine holds a master's de- 
gree in criminal justice from the 
American University and has re- 
ceived extensive career training. 

At the lecture. Dine thanked his 
former professors Margaret Horsley, 
Peter Tapke, and Michael Ma lone 
for the influence they had on him, 
and told students in the audience 
who might be interested in law en- 
forcement that "a strong liberal arts 
education is a wonderful and firm 
foundation on which to stand. The 
thirst for knowledge, a keen thought 
process, and a respect for all people 
creates a perfect period of prepara- 
tion for law enforcement or any 
other field in which the treatment of 
people is so critical." 

"Now more than e\'er it seems 
that police conduct is in the public 
eye," he said, "but for decades po- 
lice officers have asked to be treated, 
compensated, and respected as pro- 
fessionals. With this request comes 
additional scrutiny, responsibility, 
and higher standards of accountabil- 
ity to the community we serve. Did 
a police detective actually plant a 
glove as evidence in the O.J. 
Simpson case? Did not the officers 
in the Rodney King case use exces- 
sive force, in spite of the jury verdict 
and the fact that Rodney King led 
the police on a high-speed chase, 


Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 

putting their lives and the li\es of in- 
nocent citizens in danger? One of the 
elements of the definition of a profes- 
sion is that it is guided by a code of 
ethics, but much more is relevant. 

"As public servants and sworn up- 
holders of the law, police officers are 
expected to conduct themselves with 
more honor and restraint than most 
other citizens," Dine continued. "Such 
a higher standard should not be mis- 
construed as unfair; it is not a double 
standard. Granting authority to a gov- 
ernment official without it would be 

analysis and creation of disciplinary 

Dine was made Lieutenant in 1988, 
and as Assistant Branch Commander 
of the Internal Affairs Division, his re- 
sponsibilities included all aspects of 
the criminal and administrative inves- 
tigations of police personnel. He rose 
to the rank of Captain in 1991, and was 
named the police department manage- 
ment representative on the Civilian 
Complaint Review Board, where he is 
creditecl with markedly impro\'ing its 
relationship with the department. 

unfair to the public." 

Captain Dine referred to the element 
of public trust as the most important 
aspect of law enforcement, saying that 
the authority of the police can be 
viewed as a perpetual loan of society's 
own power, and that a violation of that 
public trust is unpardonable. Dine's 
background in protecting police integ- 
rity and the public trust is an extensive 
one — he joined the department in 
1975 right after graduating from 
Washington College. 

"I wanted to be either a doctor or a 
police officer," Dine recalls, "and it 
wasn't Washington College but my 
own inability in the sciences that pre- 
cluded the first one." 

In 1982 Dine was promoted to the 
rank of Sergeant, and shortly thereaf- 
ter was assigned to the Disciplinary 
Review Division, where his responsi- 
bilities included the review and adju- 
dication of investigations into alleged 
police misconduct, as well as the 

Metropolitan Police Cnptain K. C. Dine 
zoith his daughter, Haddon Augusta, now 
3, enjoys time away from his police duties 
by being a dad. 

In 1992 Dine was appointed Com- 
mander of the Public Integrity Branch 
of the Internal Affairs Division, in 
which capacity he was responsible for 
the investigation of police and govern- 
ment corruption, and for liaison witli 
all federal agencies and the U.S. 
Attorney's Office. During this period 
Dine also investigated the theft of 
guns missing from the department's 
Property Division, which culminated 
in the successful arrest and conviction 
of a civilian employee of the depart- 

Having played such a large role in 
the oversight of police integrity during 
his time with the department. Dine de- 
tailed in his lecture the most important 
improvements that have occurred in 

law enforcement in recent years, in- 
cluding stricter standards for re- 
cruiting and the entry level test, and 
a modification of the internal pro- 
motion process. 

There are now many more auto- 
matic and potential dequalifying 
factors to keep unfit candidates from 
becoming police officers. Dine ex- 
plained. Not only is there the obvi- 
ous cjuestion of whether an indi- 
vidual has a criminal record, but 
other considerations may include 
whether one is "not of good moral 
character, based on a relationship or 
association with known criminals." 

Despite the policemen's code of 
conduct, officers on the streets face 
great temptation as they deal with 
the criminal element. Dine empha- 
sized the importance of screening 
and training potential officers to 
help assure the department's integ- 
rity. "We need people of incorrupt- 
ible character, and then we need to 
support them with improved train- 
ing and education," says Dine. 

Training has been improved, in- 
cluding multicultural diversify and 
sensitivity training. Another im- 
provement to the force which will 
aid in maintaining integrity, Dine 
believes, is the educational standard 
of the department as more and more 
college graduates enter the force. 

Upon his graduation from college. 
Dine recalls, he was disappointed to 
learn that the department was under 
a hiring freeze, so he took a summer 
job and put his goal of becoming a 
police officer on hold. A few 
months later a recruiting sergeant 
called for Dine and, reaching Dine's 
father, said that if Dine still wanted 
a job he should report the following 
Monday with his Social Security 
card and high school cliploma. 
Dine's father, proud of the new 
Washington College diploma hang- 
ing on the wall, said he wasn't sure 
his son could find his high school di- 
ploma. "Instead," he asked, "would 
a college diploma do the trick?" The 
sergeant responded, "It says here, 
high school diploma." 

"We've still got some room for im- 
provement, but hopefully we've 
changed somewhat," Dine joked, 
emphasizing the value of a broad 
liberal arts education in helping an 
officer deal with the situational eth- 
ics he must confront every day. 

Washington College Magazir\e/Sf)mi<^' 2995 



Dave Knowles' Business Is Food 
For Thought 

by Meredith Davies Hadaivay 
photographs by Gibson Anthony 

Dave Knowles retired from the Washington College 
dishroom when he graduated with honors in 1972. 
After that, he got married, got drafted and claims 
he went to Germany to serve as a Dining Facility 
Clerk and First Cook for the U.S. Army. But to 
watch Knowles in action, you might suspect that he 
spent time in Japan learning the efficiency secrets of 
Toyota plant managers. And Knowles' can-do 
determination is pure laccoca. Since taking over the 
Washington College Dining Service in 1976, 
Knowles has staved off contract dining service 
giants like ARA (Automatic Retailing of America) 
and Marriott by delivering good food, efficient 
service, and healthy profits. He has accomplished 
this, in part, by building an empire: he expanded 
the catering and summer conference services in the 
1970s; he took over the campus laundry in 1984, 
and, in 1990, nailed down the snack bar business. 
Whether planning a special event or slicing a pizza, 
Knowles dives into his work with energy and 
enthusiasm that is downright inspiring. And the 
proof of that pudding is: he doesn't do it alone. 

Tall, bearded, and intense, Knowles 
could he mistaken for a preacher or a 
rahhi. And indeed, he views his mis- 
sion as a calling, pursuing it day and 
night, twelve months a year, often 
seven days a week. "1 take what I do 
\'ery personally," Knowles offers by 
way of explanation. "But despite the 
ego invoh'ed in this, I am honored and 
privileged to do what I do and to do it 
here. This is what the Lord wants me 
to do: to serve people. And 1 mean re- 
ally ser\'e people — I serve food. Do we 
do anything in life without eating?" 

Knowles credits the team he has put 
together, many of whom have been 
with him for years, for what sets the 
Washington College Dining Service 
(WCDS) apart from its competitors. 
"We think WC stands for 'We Care.' hi 
fact we have a 'We Care Guarantee.'" 

Of the contract dining service work- 
ers on other campus, Knowles asks, 
"Where are their loyalties? Generally, 
people pay attention to whoe\'er signs 
their paycheck. Washington College is 
our institution. I went to school here. 
Darrell Jester (Catering and Summer 
Conferences Supervisor) went to 
school here. Mary Lorraine Sexton 
(Sytems Supervisor) went to school 
here. We have a feel for this place and 
for what will work here. Together we 
have built an award-winning multi- 
faceted collegiate food service," 
Knowles says with obvious pride. 

The team consists of 106 full and 
part-time employees, 44% of whom are 
students. Most of the management 
staff have food backgrounds: Kitchen 
Supervisor Joe Lill spent a year at the 
Culinary Institute of America and was 
a chef in Palm Beach, Florida; Meal 
Plan Supervisor Lisa Travis spent most 
of her adult life waiting tables, tending 
bar, or overseeing special functions at 
a restaurant in Bowling Green, Ohio. 


Washington College Magazine/Sprmg 1995 

Enterprising Dave Knowles turns dinner 
into dollars for Washington College. 

Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 


Knowles says he is in\olved in "ev- 
ery facet" of what has become a $3 mil- 
lion dollar-a-year business. "If I were 
at Uni\ersity of Maryland, I would be 
pushing more paper than I care to 
think about." Instead, he fills his days 
(and nights) with issues as wide-rang- 
ing as nutritional analyses, staff train- 
ing and emu recipes ("We're in the 
\anguard on this one — but you have 
to serve it awfullv rare!") The Hodson 
Hall kitchen and Main Dining Hall are 
the focus of most of Knowles' activi- 
ties. Student diners (or "customers," 
in WCDS parlance) rarely eat a meal 
without catching a glimpse of Knowles 
on duty — straightening up the bagel 
bar, ladling soup, or directing traffic 
through a buffet line. 

Student feedback is an important 
concern to the WCDS team. In addi- 
tion to surveys and "food shows" 
where student reaction to particular 
items is tested, the "napkin board" is 
an unofficial forum for critiques and 
special requests. Student messages 
range from "Can we have strawberry 
ice cream" to "Please, no more ground 
turkey!" Knowles says the team tries 
to respond to every request — except 
those containing any vulgarity. 

In four years, the typical under- 
graduate will eat more than 2,000 
meals in the dining hall so the search 
for ways to vary the menu never ends. 
A WCDS committee develops a seven- 
week menu cycle that will repeat four 
times a year. The SGA also has a food 
committee which represents student 
concerns on meal plan issues. In re- 
sponse to student interests, the WCDS 
has developed a line of "vegan" en- 
trees that are offered as a vegetarian 
alternative to featured menu items. 
More low-fat items, such as Healthy 
Choice cold cuts and frozen yogurt, 
ha\e also been supplemented, and the 
salad bar has expanded over the years 
to rival those found in restaurants. 

When it comes to menu, there is no 
clear con.sensus among the student 
population on how successfully the 
WCDS manages to please its custom- 
ers. In fact, student preferences seem 
to fluctuate wildly. "Not enough steak 
and too much pizza," one student pro- 
claimed. "We want meat!" Another felt 
the attempt at "real food" was a waste 
of time. "Why don't they just give us 
more pizza? That's all we really want." 

The task of sorting out food prefer- 
ences and translating them into menus 
falls chiefly to the WCDS's Associate 

Director, Jeff DeMoss. DeMoss is as 
cheerful as Knowles is intense. The 
voice-mail message on his phone 
sounds like a motivational tape. "Well, 
how are we doing today?" the mes- 
sage begins, and "Hey, you have a 
good one!" it concludes. But any re- 
semblance to exercise guru Richard 
Simmons ends with the tape. In per- 
son, DeMoss is more reminscient of a 
giant circus bear, an image he culti- 
vates with such wardrobe oddities as 
balloon chef pants festooned with chile 

took over the snack bar in 1990 he en- 
visioned revamping the traditional 
fried food menu with a selection of 
healthful alternatives. He introduced 
lowfat meats and homemade sand- 
wich breads and sub rolls. He found 
whole-grain muffins and fat-free fruit 
sorbets to offer alongside candy and 
ice cream. So what's the big seller? 

"Tombstone pizza," DeMoss admits. 
"They don't want homemade pizza — 
they want frozen pizza. You ha\e to 
realize, it's not what i/oii like, it's what 
the customer likes. You might like 

DeMoss feels that the food business 
is in his blood. His family once owned 
Haslinger's Seafood Restaurant in Bal- 
timtire. Before joining the WCDS staff, 
he worked in the food service at 
Concordia University, where he at- 
tended college, and then worked at Gi- 
ant Foods in Washington, DC, as a 
shop steward. He was hired in Janu- 
ary of 1977 after a three-hour interview 
with Knowles in Hynson Lounge that 
was supposed to include lunch. "We 
never got to lunch but 1 felt like I 
didn't need to have any lunch because 
I was full of all these new ideas." 

At that time Knowles and DeMoss 
were the only management staff and, 
DeMoss comments, "any social life 
was out of the question." Since then, 
DeMoss has married Mary Currier '80, 
a Washington College alumna and 
former beverage area worker, and they 
have three children. 

New ideas are a big part of how the 
WCDS team manages a business that 
is constantly changing. When DeMoss 

(Top) jcff DeMoss dons his \'(7i/ nppnrcl nt 
the Rciuiissnncc DliDicr. (Ahovr) Cook 
Barbara Broxi'ii, iolio has bccit willi the 
WCDS for tu'cnt\/-cii^lit i/iuirs, spends a 
lot of time slicing pizza. 


Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 

(From left) Mary Lorraine Sexton '84, 
Darrell Jester '81, Lisa Trn'ois, Dave 
Knozoles '72, and Joe Lill in the baking 
area of the Hodson Hall kitchen. 

marinara sauce, but the customer 
wants plain old spaghetti sauce that 
comes out of a can because that's what 
he has grown up on." In deference to 
customer preferences. Tombstone 
pizza, cooked in the Main Dining 
Room, is now offered, in addition to 
daily menu items, at lunch every day. 
DeMoss' responsibilities extend be- 
yond menu planning into areas of the 
catering and summer conference busi- 
nesses as well. DeMoss recalls a par- 
ticular dinner for trustees that he ca- 
tered at Hynson-Ringgold House dur- 
ing the first year of Douglass Cater's 
presidency. It was a cold, damp, Feb- 
ruary evening and Libbv Cater sug- 
gested lighting fires in the house's 
many fireplaces to take the chill off. 
Unbeknownst to Mrs. Cater, two of 
the four fireplaces had been blocked 
off. In one room, flames shooting to- 
wards the mantle were quickly extin- 
guished but in the dining room the 
smoke was thick. 

Joe Lill's Oyster Stew 

A WCDS fivnily favorite. 

"I yelled, 'Let's break a window!'" 
DeMoss remembers, "not realizing that 
these were 200-year-old panes of glass. 
We did manage to get the smoke out bv 
opening doors and windows, but dinner 
was delayed for 
an hour. This is 
what I do at 
Washington Col- 
lege: a little bit of 
everything — in- 
cluding putting 
out fires." 

work includes 
lighting fires. 
This Januarv, 
DeMoss headed 
up a WCDS spe- 
cial event called 
"The Fourth of 
July in January." 
Professor John 
Conkling con- 
tributed the 
evening's fire- 
works display, 
Kate Bennett '89 
played guitar, 
and the WCDS 
raffled off a 

Smithfield Ham 

10 oz. 

Onions (diced) 

8-10 oz 

Celery (diced) 

3-5 oz. 

Oysters (shelled 

and drained) 


Heavy Cream 




Melt butter and saute onion 
and celery until almost 
transluscent. Add ham and 
oysters and heat until edges of 
oysters begin to curl and 
shrink. Add cream and heat 
until almost simmering. 
Serves ten. 

mountain bike while students ate fried 
chicken and ribs "picnic style" in the 
Main Dining Room. 

Throughout the year. Meal Plan Su- 
per\'isor Lisa Tra\'is comes up with 
~"^"^^^^^^ theme meals that dic- 
tate menu and decor 
for the e\'ening. A fa- 
vorite among stu- 
dents is "Recipes 
from Home." Stu- 
dents supply instruc- 
tions for preparing 
their fax'orite dish 
and the kitchen staff 
amplifies it to feed 
700. The serving line 
is annotated with 
signs like "Bill 
Smith's mother's 
Chicken Pot Pie." To 
kick off exams last 
fall, the WCDS rallied 
faculty and staff to 
don aprons and 
bowties and ser\'e an 
elegant family-style 
dinner in a candlelit 
dining room. 

Keeping up with 
tablecloths and nap- 


Washington College Magazine/S;'ni!i; 3995 


kins became a business unto itself in 
1984. The VVCDS now launders more 
than 100,000 pounds of athletic uni- 
forms, lab coats, bedding and linen, 
each vear, in the basement of Cain 

Two other off-shoots of the WCDS 
are handled by Darrell Jester, a 1981 
graduate of the College who senses as 
Catering and Summer Conferences Su 
per\'isor. Jester, a history major who 
grew up on the island of 
Chincoteague, worked as a cook in 
Eastern Shore restaurants before re- 
turning to Washington College to join 
Knowles' staff. He was [ 
pleased to be back 
around students and says 
that is still an enjoyable 
aspect of the job. Many 
students have come back 
to visit after graduation. 
Several have asked the 
WCDS to cater their wed- 
dings. According to 
Jester, the catering and 
conference businesses are 
staffed almost entirely by 
students — most from 
Washington College, 
some from local high 

"They have an oppor- 
tunity to make a few 
bucks," Jester explains, 
"but also to gain some 
work experience." Some- 
times the pay-off is 
harder to delineate. At 
Christmas every year, the 
Maryland Bank of North 
America (MBNA) spon- 
sors a holiday dinner at 
the Benedictine School, a 
residential school in 
Ridgley, MD, for men- 
tally retarded and mul- 
tiple-handicapped stu- 
dents. As caterer. Jester 
transports the ingredi- 
ents for turkey-with-all- 
the-trimmings and 75-100 
staff, 45 minutes away to 
a family-style dinner for 
700. "There are clowns 
and they have a band. 
The kids just have a fabulous evening 
and our staff really enjoys watching it 
happen," Jester says. "Year-round, we 
do retirement parties, family reunions, 
and weddings. You get the opportu- 
nity to bring enjoyment to people's 
lives. There is a reward in seeing 

people having a good time and being 

The WCDS is a 12-month a vear 
business. As the last senior packs up 
and pulls out, when the rest of the 
campus heaves a sigh of relief and 
looks forward to a quiet summer of 
planning and preparation, the WCDS 
staff rush to reorganize before the ar- 
rival of the Baltimore Bicycle Club, a 
group of 600 cyclists who will hit cam- 
pus less than a week later. Visitors 
will follow from groups like United 
Church of Christ, DuPont-Merck Phar- 
maceuticals, The Marvland 4-H Teen 

The Washington College Dining Service 
Little-Known Facts & Unofficial Statistics 

Top Three Foods in the Cove 

1. Tombstone Pizza 

2. Hamburgers 

3. Cheese Egg Sandwiches 

Most Remembered Face: 
Miss Betty Scott (right) 

Most Reminiscent of Mom: 

1. Lisa Travis 

2. Jeff DeMoss 

Leftovers from the Sixties: 
L The Disco Bail 

2. Dave Knowles 

3. The Meatloaf 

Ingredients for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: 

100 loaves of bread, 60 pounds of cheese or 5,000 slices of 

bread and cheese, enough to pave the Gibson Fine Arts lot. 

Bagels Consumed in One Month: 
4,368, enough to line Kibler Field 

Soda Consumed in One Year: 

210,000 gallons, enough to fill the Casey Swim Center pool. 

Focus Program, Al-Anon, the Ameri- 
can Pyrotechnics Association, and the 
Maryland Leadership Workshop. 
Their schedules consist of picnics at 
the Leiia Hynson Pavilion and nearby 
Camp Pecometh, breaks at Betterton 
Beach, banquets in the Main Dining 

Room and cocktails at the Casev Aca- 
demic Center. 

Most of the summer conference 
business groups return year-to-year, 
but this summer a sports camp pro- 
gram run bv WC Athletic Director 
Br\an Matthews will be moxing to the 
Washington College campus. These 
week-long programs in swimming, 
tennis, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer 
for bovs and girls ages 10 to 17 will 
keep the WCDS cranking out the pizza 
from mid-June through July. 

Since 1979, the summer conference 
business has grown from a $50,000 to a 
^^^^^ $600,000 yearly business. 
Knowles is quick to note 
that all of the profits 
brought in by the \'ari- 
ous WCDS ventures go 
directly into the College 

But Washington Col- 
lege undergraduates are 
still the first-line custom- 
ers, and while they may 
waver on the pizza vs. 
steak issue, they seem 
unanimous in their be- 
lief that no similar insti- 
tution has a better food 
ser\'ice. Knowles-era 
alumni are almost rhap- 
sodic in their description 
of WCDS fare, recalling 
pizza — perhaps en- 
hanced in memory — as 
well as steak. 

"I remember Friday 
nights would be pizza 
and french fries and Sat- 
urdav night, steak and 
shrimp," one member of 
the class of '83 volun- 
teered. "1 used to really 
look forward to that. I 
would walk over with 
the girls in my hall. We 
ate every meal together 
and always sat in the 
same place." 

Whatever the fare, 
the WCDS makes good 
on its "We Care Guaran- 
tee" and WC is a better 
place for it. As Knowles 
points out, "Washington College is an 
institution that promotes residence 
hall li\ing and communitv dining be- 
cause that is part of the educational ex- 
perience. We hope the WCDS is part of 
what makes the Washington College 
experience a valuable one." 


Washington College Magazine/Spring 1995 


The Life And Times Of 
Peregrine Wroth 

edited by josepjli M. Miller, M.D. 

Peregrine Wroth, an exceptional doctor of the 
nineteenth century, was born in Chestertown in 
1786 to a prominent local family. Wroth obtained 
his early education in the local schools and then 
from 1795 until 1803 studied at Washington 
College. When he was 16, he started to read 
medicine with a local doctor and later attended 
medical lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. 
He was licensed by the Board of Medical 
Examiners for the Eastern Shore in 1807 and 
practiced for almost 50 years in Chestertown. Dr. 
Wroth was appointed Lecturer and Professor of 
Chemistry at Washington College in 1846. He was 
a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors 
of the College for more than 30 years, and in 1867, 
was elected President of that body. Dr. Wroth's 
medical honors were numerous and he had 
multiple relationships with the medical and 
chirurgical faculty of the State of Maryland. Wroth 
also was intimately involved with the creation of 
the American Medical Association and was one of 
the founding members when the convention was 
held in Baltimore in 1848. 

Much of this information was found in a 
hitherto unpublished, handwritten autobiography 
generously supplied by Mrs. John V. Jamison III, 
one of his descendants. 

Apropos repeated solicitations, my 
dear son, to give you some account of 
my life, you ha\'e imposed upon me a 
task witfi the execution of which you 
will be disappointed. You have over- 
rated my powers unless you had gi\'en 
me a better subject than my own mem- 
oirs. The incidents of my pilgrimage 
have been too unimportant and com- 
monplace to afford much instruction 
or amusement to my children. To all 
others it will be utterly worthless. 

1 was born on the 7th of April, A.D. 
1786. The name of my father was 
Kinvin and he was the eldest son of 
John, who was the son of James, who 
emigrated from England somewhere 
around the middle of the 17th century. 

At the age of five years, after I had 
safely gone through inoculation for the 
small pox, I was sent to a country 
school... The school was made up of 
boys who attended onlv in the winter; 
in the spring, summer, and autumn 
they were engaged at home working 
in the field and securing the crops 
when matured. My brother and my- 
self were entered for the whole year, 
our father having slaves enough to cul- 
ti\ate the farm. In this school I spent 3 

In the year of 1794 1 was sent to a 
school kept by John Foramen. . . Here I 
continued with my brothers one year. 
We were then transferred to Washing- 
ton College — the faculty then consist- 
ing of Colin Ferguson, D.D., principal, 
Rev'd. Archibald Walker, vice-princi- 
pal, Daniel McCurtin, prof, of Latin, 
and Jesse Moore, a teacher in the En- 
glish department who later became 
chief judge of a district in Pennsylva- 
nia. We were placed under the tuition 
of Mr. Moore for one year and my 
older brother John and I entered the 
Latin school. 

My school days at Washington Col- 

Washington College Magazine / Spring 1995 


lege offer some of the more pleasing 
reminiscences of my life. I was anxious 
to become a scholar and was fond of 
Latin, Greek, and Mathematics and 1 
got through as others did — Indeed I 
may say, among the best of them. . . 

The old College edifice, which 
was destroyed by fire in 1827, 
was a magnificent building. It 
consisted of a large Central 
Hall, in which comedies were 
sometimes enacted by the stu- 
dents. An east and west wing 
were joined to the Hall and a 
large chapel was at the rear 
of the Hall. The whole pre- 
sented a front 1 50 feet long by 
45 or 50 wide, besides the 
chapel. It was three stories 
above the basement. There 
were 24 rooms in the wings. 
The hall had not been finished 
and abo\'e the theater there was 
no floor. The roof was seen from 
the lower floor through two stories 
of joists. The present college buildings 
[the Hill dorms] are not half the size of 
the original building. 

The school had dwindled away dur- 
ing the time I spent at the College. 
From 1795 to 1803, the student body 
fell from 125 to 25 — none of whom 
were graduated. I therefore left with- 
out a diploma and soon afterward en- 
tered as a student of medicine in the of- 
fice of our family physician. Dr. Ed- 
ward Worrell, two miles from Chester- 

During my professional studies, my 
time was not altogether occupied with 
anatomy, physiology, or its practice. I 
kept alive my college learning by read- 
ing more or less every week in Ovid, 
Virgil, Horace, and Homer. One of my 
diversions was making a translation of 
Ovid's Metnniorpliosis (men produced 
from Dragon's teeth) in English hex- 
ameters. The whole of Dr. Worrell's li- 
brary, miscellaneous as well as profes- 
sional, received my attention; the 
whole field of literature was explored 
and I thus was able to take some rank 
early among the literary alumni of 
Washington College. 

The pursuit of general literature did 
not retard my progress in medicine, 
but afforded an agreeable and profit- 
able occupation from several studies 
and I found that I could return to oste- 
ology with more relish. Of physiology 
I never tired. It was delightful to ex- 
plore the mysterious processes by 
which the vitality of the wonderfully 

I was anxious to become 
a scholar and was fond of 
Latin, Greek, and 
Mathematics and 1 got 
through as others did — 
Indeed I may say, among 
the best of them... 

formed human frame was maintained. 

After a confinement at home by se- 
vere indisposition, brought on or ag- 
gravated by the successive deaths of 
my preceptor and father, I entered the 
office of Dr. Morgan Browne in Ches- 
tertown about the first of December 

In October of 1805 I proceeded to 
Philadelphia to attend the medical lec- 
tures. Letters of introduction were 
given to me by my preceptor to Profes- 
sor Woodhousc and by a college 
schoolmate. Dr. Samuel Sturgis, to 
Professor Deweese. I waited on the 
several professors of the Medical De- 
partment of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and took tickets from: Dr. Rush, 
Professor of the Institutes and Practice 

of Medicine; Dr. Shippen, Professor of 
Anatomv and Midwifery; Dr. Wistar, 
adjunct Professor of Anatomv; Dr. 
Barton, Professor of Natural Medicine, 
Natural History and Botany; Dr. 
Physick, Professor of Surgery; Dr. 
Woodhouse, Professor of Chem- 
istry; and from Dr. Deweese, 
who gave private lectures on 
Midwifery, Dr. Chapman, af- 
terwards the distinguished 
Professor of Practice, being 
his assistant. 

You will perceive that 
these lectures, four of which 
were deli\'ered four times a 
week and two of them 
twice, gave me full employ- 
ment. I took ample notes on 
Rush and Barton, and a few 
on Woodhouse and Deweese. 
About December 20, 1805, 1 
was a candidate for membership 
in the Philadelphia Medical Soci- 
ety... The subject of my thesis for 
the Medical Society was C}/)niiiclie 
Tonsillnris — in which I remember I rec- 
ommended bleeding and Deliquium 

Immediately after Christmas I was 
seized with hepatitis from [which] 1 
did not recover sufficiently to attend 
lectures again until the middle of Feb- 
ruary... My case terminated in adhe- 
sion of the peritoneal coat of my liver 
to the same membrane lining the 
side — and I did not lie on my left side 
for many years without pain in the re- 
gion of the liver. 

During the summer and autumji of 
1806 1 made my debut in the practice. 
It happened that Dr. Browne and Dr. 
Anderson were both ill, and as many 
were sick, it fell to my lot, as the oldest 
student in town, to visit the patients of 

In October 1806 I returned to Phila- 
delphia and attended the same lectures 
as in the preceding session. Here I met 
an old college acquaintance from Balti- 
more, Samuel Baker, who afterwards 
was one of the founders of the Medical 
College of Baltimore. 

My attendance at the weekly meet- 
ings of the Medical Society was pleas- 
ant and profitable. The discussions 
were not confined to the theses offered 
by the candidates for junior member- 
ship. Senior members frequently at- 
tended and read papers on physiologi- 
cal and other subjects and animated 
discussions followed. 

I left Philadelphia in February of 


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1807 — a few days before the close of 
the lectures — and continued my pro- 
fessional studies at home without en- 
tering Dr. Browne's office until early in 
the month of April, when the Board of 
Examiners for the Eastern Shore of 
Maryland met in Easton. The mem- 
bers were Drs. Ennallis Martin, 
Tristram Thomas-Noel, Dr. Anderson 
[probably Dr. James Anderson of 
Chestertown] and Johnson. Here 1 re- 
ceived my diploma as Licentiate, re- 
turned to Chestertown, and was in- 
vited by my preceptor. Dr. Browne, to 
a partnership with him. I made my de- 
but as a regular-built Practitioner on 
the 19th of April, 1807. 

Tho' all my earlier days a decided — 
I may add an ardent — Federalist, I 
never was a candidate before the 
people until the year 1826. Under the 
old Constitution of Maryland, mem- 
bers of the State Senate, consisting of 
15 members, were chosen by a College 
of Electors, two from each county and 
one from Baltimore and Annapolis cit- 
ies, which were elected by the people. 
The Federal Party, it was evident, was 
about to die out and parties were now 
assuming new names. The two promi- 
nent candidates for the Presidency 
were John Q. Adams and Sen. Andrew 
Jackson, and parties now took their 
names from their leaders. Kent 
County, however, chose to adhere to 
Federalism and Democracy. The latter 
party nominated Dr. I. M. Anderson 
and William Welch as their candidates. 
The Federalists, seeing little prospect 
of success in the State or county, could 
prevail on none to risk a defeat but 
myself. I had embraced the cause of 
Gen. Jackson, not that I particularly 
admired him but that I despised his 
corttpetitor as a renegade and traitor to 
Federalism, to which party he had be- 
longed until he saw Democracy in the 
ascendent and was purchased by 
Jefferson in 1807. The election for Elec- 
tors was held in September, and Dr. 
Anderson and I were elected. The 
election took place during my illness 
and the result was not communicated 
to me for several days. 

This was the beginning and the end 

(Opposite) Peregrine Wroth, M.D. (Hon.) 
Courtesi/ of the Medical and Chirurgical 
Faculty of the State of Man/land. (Right) 
"Town Relief," Peregrine Wroth's home 
outside of Chestertown, sits across the road 

of my political life as far as 
candidateship for office is concerned. 
When the time came for the meeting of 
the Electors of the State in Annapolis, I 
was not so far recovered as to justify 
my leaving home. A Democratic Sen- 
ate was chosen. 

Having received from the Medical 
and Chirurgical faculty of Maryland 
an appointment as a member of the 
Board of Examiners of the Eastern 
Shore, I visited Easton — the place 
where the board met... In the course of 

. . . The whole field of 
literature was explored 
and I thus was able to 
take some rank early 
among the literary 
alumni of Washington 

the same summer (1837), in conjunc- 
tion with Doctor Thomas of Easton 
and Dr. Bordley of Centreville, the 
project of a Convention of Physicians 
for the Eastern Shore was adopted. 
Advertisements were made in many 
newspapers, and the day of the meet- 
ing being firmed in November, 1 re- 
paired to Easton to attend it. The ob- 
jects of the convention were to reduce 
to writing the immemorial usages of 
the Faculty and to establish a code of 
Professional Ethics, to agree upon a 
uniform tariff for professional services. 

and to strengthen the bond and cher- 
ish the kind and fraternal feelings 
which would unite us into one broth- 
erhood... I was unanimously elected 
President of the Convention. . . 1 had 
also prepared a Petition to the next 
Legislature for the establishment of a 
College of Pharmacy to be located in 
Baltimore, with a legislative provision 
that hereafter none should open an 
apothecary's store without training in 
the business. This was the first move- 
ment in this matter in the State. 

The business of the Convention was 
conducted with perfect harmony. 
Many new accjuaintances were 
formed, and after three days, the mem- 
bers returned to their homes trusting 
that something had to be done to pro- 
mote a good understanding between 
brethren who should always live in 
peace and to renew their efforts for the 
accomplishment of a great object — 
the benefit of mankind. You will find 
this code of Professional Law in a 
small pamphlet among my books. The 
original Manuscript of this and the Pe- 
tition are probably lost. . . 

The Medical College of Baltimore 
and the University of Transylvania 
(Lexington, KY) conferred on me the 
degree of M.D. most unexpectedly and 
unsolicited . . . The words of respect 
[given mej were gratifying as indicat- 
ing that my name was favourably 
known beyond the limits of my own 

In 1845 some physicians of Boston 
and New York, in a series of letters to 
the Profession throughout the United 
States, recommended a General Con- 
vention to be held in New York in May 

from his family gravesite. 

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1846. The proposed plan met with 
uni\ersal appro\al, and Deputies from 
their numerous Colleges and State and 
Count}' Societies convened in the city 
of New York. The next meeting of the 
convention was held in Philadelphia in 
Mav 1847 and I was present as a del- 
egate to represent the Chirurgical Fac- 
ulty of Maryland. 

After a session of a few hours, and 
after the business of the convention was 
concluded, the members on motion re- 
solved themselves into "The American 
Medical Asso- 

leads the sufferer to submission to di- 
vine Will. The greatest afflictions — 
[such] as the loss of friends or beloved 
relatives, if they produce their proper 
and sometimes doubtless their in- 
tended effect — end in a perfect convic- 
tion that thev are chastisements for our 
benefit and thus induce that calm res- 
ignation which may be considered as a 
triumph over them. If the heart be ob- 
durate and the mind or the animal 
spirits so constituted as to be unable to 
bend like the willow before the blast 

and rise when 
it is over, if 

Much busi- 
ness apper- 
taining to pro- 
fessional con- 
cerns was dis- 
cussed and 
among other 

things a code Hall], the uezv professors 

of Profes- 
sional Eti- 
quette was 

The funds of the college being 
somewhat embarrassed by the 
erection of the new college 
edifice [what is now Middle 

received no salary. 

grief and mel- 
ancholy over 
real or fancied 
ills, inordi- 
nately be in- 
dulged or 
mania some- 
times follows. 
But clouds 
cannot always 
obscure the 

Committees were appointed on the vari- 
ous branches of the Medical Sciences 
and it was made their duty to report at 
the meeting to be held in Baltimore in 
May 1848. 

Having received a renewed appoint- 
ment from the same respectable body 
as before, 1 attended the meeting in 
Baltimore, and thus became a perma- 
nent member. The meeting in Balti- 
more adjourned after a session of three 
or four days, to meet in Boston in May 
1849. Here I again appeared... and 
was appointed to represent the Faculty 
of the State of Maryland. 

In 1846 Washington College was re- 
built and when the Board of Visitors 
met to recognize the Faculty, I was ap- 
pointed Professor of Chemistry. The 
Board of the faculty was filled by ap- 
pointment of the Rev. Dr. Jones to the 
chair of Belles Lettres and the Hon. 
James A. Pearce of the United States 
Senate to that of law. The funds of the 
college being somewhat embarrassed 
by the erection of the new college edi- 
fice [what is now Middle Hall], the 
new professors received no salary. 

The pleasures and pains of life, pro- 
fessional or unprofessional, may as a 
general rule be considered as equally 
balanced. Much depends on the 
physical structure and more on what is 
called temperament. By a wise provi- 
sion of Providence, the severe physical 
suffering which attends some diseases 

light of the sick. It will sometimes 
shine forth and diffuse light and heat 
and cheerfulness through the hearts of 
the most desponding. 


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More On The Good 

by Professor Dazy H. McCnll 

Dr. Peregrine Wroth was Chester- 
town's Doctor 01i\'er Wendall 
Homes. Not only did he have an ac- 
tive career and phvsician's practice, 
but he also operated a drug store in 
Chestertown and was the author of a 
book {Histor\/ ami Treatment of the En- 
demic Bilious Feivr of the Eastern Shore 
of Maryland), numerous essays on 
history and philosophy, and dozens 
of letters. 

One of his correspondents was 
Mrs. Robert E. Lee, with whom Dr. 
Wroth corresponded in the late 
1860s to comfort her loneliness in her 
new home in Lexington, Virginia, 
and homesickness for the Lee family 
home in Arlington near Washington, 
DC. The letters he wrote and re- 
ceived were meticulously copied 
into notebooks, a number of which 
his descendents ha\'e given to Wash- 
ington College. 

Dr. Wroth was as active in private 
life as in the medical field. He mar- 
ried four times and was four times 
widowed. As an old man he wrote 
that if he had known he was going to 
live so long, he would ha\e married 

He fought in the Battle of Caulk's 
Field, Kent County's major military 
encounter during the War of 1812, 
and wrote an heroic poem about the 
battle. He was an active spokesman 
for freeing American slaves and re- 
settling them in Africa. He was close 
to some of the free African-Ameri- 
cans in Chestertown, particularly 
Thomas Cuff, to whom he sold sev- 
eral acres in Scott's Point in 1818. 
Cuff was a founder of Bethel AME 
Church in Chestertown and resold 
some of the land he had purchased 
from Dr. Wroth to fellow members 
of Bethel. In his will. Cuff named 
Dr. Wroth as his executor. 

Dr. Wroth was not afraid of a 
fight, and he describes in his memoir 
two such encounters. The first was a 
boyhood fistfight: 

"In those days, the students of the 
College did not always confine 
themselves to the playground and 
extensive lawn in front of the Col- 


Washington College Magazine/Sprin^? 1995 

lege building. Quarrels were frequent 
and fights an occurrence of at least 
once a week. I had two. The first was 
with Charles Pratt from Queen Anne's 
County and one of the bullies of his 
class. I then wore my hair tied behind 
in a queue. He kept his coarse black 
hair shaved pretty close to his head. 
When the ring was made and we were 
stripped for the fight, he managed me 
at his will until he tore all the hair 
from my head. 1 could not catch him 
by his hair. It was too short to keep 
hold on. But after he had got mine off, 
we were then on an equality and in a 
few minutes I drove him out of the 
ring by hard blows and he seized a 
stone to crack at me. He was pre- 
vented by the judges of the fight and 
pronounced whipt. 

"Some of the restless spirits of the 
school got up a fight between Pete 
Tilden and my self, tho' we personally 
had no dispute. We were conducted 
after dismissal of the schools at 5 p.m. 
under a tree in a valley of Wilmer's 
field and fought nearly an hour with 
varied success. At the end of this time 
our seconds became alarmed lest we 
should both be killed and separated us 
— we could scarcely see to find our 
way home. My father went to College 
the next morning to inform Dr. 
Ferguson that he thought my life in 
danger from the bruising and he found 
Miss Viner, the aunt and guardian of 
my antagonist, on the same errand. 
Dr. Ferguson discovered who were the 
seconds and gave them a good flog- 
ging. There the matter ended." 

As a young man he was involved in 
a duel, described in his memoir: 

"During the summer of 1805, my 
college chum Pearce asked me one day 
to take a walk. After enjoining secrecy 
upon me, he informed me that Dr. 
Anderson's pupil Wilson had chal- 
lenged him to mortal combat, that he 
had accepted and that they were soon 
to meet with pistols. I was deeply af- 
fected and begged him to permit me to 
mediate between them. He positively 
objected on account of our known inti- 
macy — believing that Wilson would 
always think that my interference had 
been suggested by him. 

"As the day approached for the 
duel, Pearce gave me notice that he 
should expect me to attend him in the 
character of surgeon. Being entirely 

without surgical experience, with the 
single exception of phlebotomy, I 
urged that Dr. Browne should be em- 
ployed, but he preemptorily declared 
he would have none but me. On the 
evening preceding the appointed day, 
we started from town, crossed Chester 
River in the ferry boat (long before the 
bridge was built) and went through 
Queen Anne's to Head of Chester, 
since named Millington, where we 
spent the night. Before we retired to 
bed Alexander Stuart, Wilson's sec- 
ond, asked an interview with Robert 
Wright (eldest son of Robert Wright, 
afterwards Governor of Maryland), 
Pearce's second, and proposed that on 
the morrow the parties should fire as 
long as either of them could hold a pis- 
tol. This bloody proposal was 
promptly agreed to. 

"The next morning, we proceeded 
on the Smyrna road until within the 
Delaware line. A suitable spot was 
chosen — the ground measured off ten 
paces and the principals took their sta- 
tions. At the word, Pearce fired — 
raising his other pistol, he found it 
only half-cocked and turning about 
half round to cock it, Wilson dis- 
charged his first pistol and struck 
Pearce about the middle of his back. 
The ball did not enter the skin and was 
found afterwards in his boot. Pearce 
turned around facing his antagonist 
and fired his second pistol, and struck 
him about the middle of his arm, 
breaking the raciius and wounding the 
radial artery. Wilson's left arm (the 
one wounded) was crossed over his 
breast — or the bullet would have en- 
tered his breast about the heart. Wil- 
son then thought he would make sure 
work and advanced intending to kill 
him; but to leave his station was con- 
trary to the rules agreed upon and 
Pearce's second presented a pistol, 
swearing he would shoot him if he did 
not stop. Thus, as Wilson had violated 
the terms, the battle was at an end and 
he threw down his pistol and laid 
down on the ground. It was not 
known before that he was wounded. 
His surgeon Dr. Gordon then follow- 
ing his profession in the Head of Ches- 
ter, ran to him and finding him badly 
wounded, hurried him with a tempo- 
rary bandage to the village. We also 
hurried from the field and when we 
arrived I examined and dressed 

Pearce's back — and laughed at him, 
saying he must have been running, 
to get a wound in that part. He bore 
our raillery very good-naturedly. 
Understanding that Wilson's wound 
was only in the arm, we were all in 
high spirits, not dreaming of danger. 

"Dr. Gordon called Dr. Geddes in 
consultation and finding the radius 
much shattered and the artery 
wounded, proposed amputation of 
the limb. To this Wilson absolutely 
objected. About two weeks after- 
wards, after some severe hemor- 
rhages, gangrene came on and when 
there was no other hope, he con- 
sented to the amputation. The op- 
eration was performed but without 
success. About a month after the 
dual poor Wilson died. 

"From this time it was evident 
that Pearce was strongly affected. 
He indulged in abundent spirits 
which would produce exuberant 
spirits — for a time. But his friends 
saw that his conscience was 
wounded and that happiness had 
fled forever. He never got over it. 
As soon as his studies were com- 
pleted, he emigrated to Ohio — he 
became deranged — and leaving 
Urbana to visit a settlement of the 
Shakers at some distance, was never 
seen again in life. It was discovered 
that he had not reached the Shaker 
settlement. Search was made and 
his bones and clothes were found in 
the woods and it was supposed he 
had been devoured by wolves which 
then abounded in that part of Ohio. 
This happened about 1814 or 1815." 

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Heron Point Brings Wealth Of 
Experience To Chestertown 

by Mnrcin C. Lniniskrooier 
photogrnphs by Gibson Auihomj 

Ever since Baltimoreans first escaped the city 
heat by ferry, landing each summer weekend on the 
beaches of Tolchester, Kent County has offered an 
attractive respite for those human souls weary of 
work and worry. Nearly a century later, the county 
still has the magic that lures thousands of visitors 
each year. Its waterways and farms beckon, the 
historic character of its small towns appeal. 
Nowadays, greater numbers of those visitors are 
taking up residence, particularly in their retirement 
years. Indeed, many are the alumni of Washington 
College who dream of one day returning to 
Chestertown to retire. 

Yet there is a certain element of risk for retired 
couples who buy a home here. What if one of them 
becomes ill and needs care the other spouse cannot 
provide? What happens if both need intensive 
health care, or when one is left alone? 

In the late 1980s, community leaders in 
Chestertown conceived of the notion for a luxury 
retirement community that would offer health care 
security through graduated levels of care, from 
independent living to assisted living, to round-the- 
clock care. Taking advantage of Kent County's 
unique appeal, it would be a place to which retirees 
would want to come. Nestled along the marsh of 
the Chester River in Kent's county seat, this 66-acre 
waterfront retirement community would be Heron 

A strange thing happened in Ches- 
tertown in 1991, when Heron Point 
was completed. New faces showed up 
at the town meetings. Churches wel- 
comed an infusion of new members 
who took actix'e roles in the work of 
the congregrations. Seniors turned up 
as volunteers in schools and hospitals, 
and turned out for Habitat for Human- 
ity weekends. Thev filled the seats at 
Washington College's concerts, plays, 
and lectures and took college classes 
for audit and credit. Thev supported 
local businesses, purchasing furniture, 
clothes, gifts, and food. Some e\'en 
added on to the cottages in the 
planned community, distinguishing 
their homes with patios and porches, 
dens and fireplaces. The people 
drawn to Chestertown b\' way of 
Heron Point — now numbering nearly 
250 — had come not to die, but to live! 

"Heron Point is not a separate en- 
tity, but an extension of the Chester- 
town community," says Heron Point 
resident Henry Breul, a retired Episco- 
pal priest who teaches a course on 
Western culture in the Washington 
College's continuing education pro- 
gram, the Washington College Acad- 
emy of Lifelong Learning (WC-ALL), 
and sings baritone with the College 
Community Chorus. "There is no 
gate, no fence isolating Heron Point 
residents from the town and the 
people become part of the commu- 

By most accounts. Heron Pointers 
make up one of the most acti\'e and \'i- 
tai parts of the communit\' and thev 
are making real contributions to its so- 
cial, cultural, and economic well-being. 
James Hendrv, an international econo- 
mist retired to Heron Point, estimates 
that the retirement community infuses 
approximately $1 million into the 
town's economy each \ear through re 


Washington College Magazine/S;'ni!jj 7995 

Maureen Incobi/ (with "Buffo") sai/s 
Wnshiugtou College wns a major factor in 
her decision to move to Heron Point. 

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tail sales and services, with an addi- 
tional $100,000 to $150,000 paid in 
countv taxes. Heron Point pays 
$260,000 a vear in property taxes to the 
Town of Chestertown. 

But the wealth Heron Point brings is 
more than monetary. Margo Bailey, 
Mayor of Chestertown, time and again 
has drawn upon the professional ex- 
pertise of Heron Point residents, who 
have come to the area with extraordi- 
nary experiences and a business acu- 
men they willingly share. There is 
usually at least one Heron Point resi- 
dent in attendance at each Mayor and 
Council meeting, and at least 
one Heron Point resident serves 
on each of the town's commit- 

"With a retired executive from 
ABC serving on the town's cable 
television committee, we didn't 
have a problem attracting cable 
companies," says Bailey. "The 
people of Heron Point bring a 
wealth of knowledge to a small 
town that lacks the resources to 
hire consultants, and they give 
unselfishly of their time. I believe 
they sense the nature of this com- 
munity and want to be a part of it. 
I have found them mar\'elous to 
work with." 

Jim Hendry was an economist 
with the World Bank whose job it 
was to make the most of existing 
resources in building viable 
economies, despite political and 
social obstacles. When he and his 
wife, Lyn, retired to Heron Point 
in 1991, he was naturally drawn 
to the debate that ensued when 
Wal-Mart proposed building a 
megastore in Chestertown. 

Those in favor of Wal-Mart hailed 
the large retail store as a progressive 
step in town growth and said it would 
meet the needs of middle and lower 
income consumers who had to travel 
to stores as much as 45 minutes away 
for a wide selection of reasonably 
priced merchandise. Those against the 
megastore organized themselves into 
the Coalition for the Preservation of 
Chestertown, calling the invasion of 
Wal-Mart tantamount to the end of 
Chestertown's unique rural character. 

"A lot of people from Heron Point 
took part in the hearings because we 
felt the store would change the nature 
of the community we had chosen to 
live in," says Hendry. "As newcomers 
to the community, we had seen sprawl 

development in other places, and we 
didn't think it would be good for 

While the Wal-Mart battle rages on 
in the courts, Hendry has become in- 
volved in the town's long-term eco- 
nomic planning. Mayor Bailey invited 
Hendry to lead the Chestertown Rede- 
velopment Committee whose mission 
is to determine what Chestertown can 
do to remain economically viable e\en 
if Wal-Mart is successful in its pro- 
posal to build its store on the town's 

Some county planners have advo- 

Lillinn Bnltzersen serves ns council 
secretary for the WC-ALL program. 

cated attracting more light industry. 
But Hendry says that is easier said 
than done, and may not be worth the 
price in terms of loss of land and tax 
concessions. Corporate America is 
downsizing, and, in light of two local 
plant closings this past summer, the 
prospect of attracting more light in- 
dustry to Chestertown is bleak. More 
promising, he says, is the prospect of 
attracting professionals who want to 
take advantage of small-town living 
while remaining linked to distant ur- 
ban offices through high-tech commu- 
The Committee is recommending 

that Chestertown capitalize on its 
strengths by de\eloping the waterfront 
area of Scott's Point and the upper 
Cannon Street area, creating desirable 
housing and more commercial activi- 

"The world is changing," he savs. 
"With the advent of faxes and com- 
puter modems and the Internet, people 
can easily communicate and be pro- 
ductive without having to go to an of- 
fice every day." 

To appeal to a cadre of working pro- 
fessionals as it now does to retirees 
and commuters, Hendry says, Chester- 
town must offer not only desir- 
able housing, but a high-tech 
infrastructure that will permit 
them to remain tied to corpo- 
rate headquarters through com- 
puter networks and instant-ac- 
cess phone systems. Washing- 
ton College, which has a so- 
phisticated computer network 
in place and an Internet con- 
nection, could play a major role 
in linking the town to that pro- 
verbial "Information High- 

Right now, the College's 
strongest link to Heron Point, 
aside from the alumni and 
other college supporters living 
there, is educational. Many 
Heron Point residents were in- 
fluenced in their decision to 
move to the retirement commu- 
nity by its close proximity to 
Washington College. They en- 
joy the intellectual stimulation 
of classes and the cultural 
events offered on campus 
throughout the year. When the 
College revamped its continuing edu- 
cation program and established the 
Washington College Academy of Life- 
long Learning (WC-ALL), Heron Point 
residents were first in line. 

WC-ALL is part of the Elderhostel 
Institute Network and a member of the 
Mid-Atlantic Association of Institutes 
for Learning in Retirement. Member- 
driven, its program is directed by a 12- 
member council, four of whom live at 
Heron Point. Instructors and lecturers 
are drawn from the membership, and 
all arc volunteers. Approximately 40% 
of WC-ALL membership comes from 
Heron Point. 

Heron Point residents possess a 
wealth of information, a love of learn- 
ing, and a willingness to share their 
knowledge that makes for a vital intel- 


Washington College Magazine/Spring 1995 

lectual environment, says Joan 
Ellenhorn, the director of WC-ALL. 
"The opening of Heron Point provided 
the impetus needed to push the con- 
cept of a learning center for mature in- 
dividuals," she says. "People at Heron 
Point were attracted here because of 
the college town environment, and 
they brought with them a strong inter- 
est in the lifelong learning concept. 
The population also offered a gold 
mine of people with academic creden- 
tials and career experiences needed to 
make the program a success." 

The proof of its success is in the pud- 
ding. Ellenhorn's mother, Lillian 
Baltzersen, thrives on the rela- 
tionships forged through the pro- 
cess of learning, and is active in 
the day-to-dav operation of the 
Academy as council secretary. 
Originally from Staten Island, 
New York, Mrs. Baltzersen 
moved to Chestertown after 14 
years of retirement in North Caro- 
lina. Widowed, she had come to 
Maryland to be closer to her 
daughter, who had settled in Kent 
County a few years earlier. When 
Heron Point opened up, she 
jumped at the chance to li\'e in- 

"Never in my 77 years have I 
lived in a community where ev- 
eryone is so kind and considerate 
and intelligent," she says. "1 have 
lots of friends, an active social 
life, and a comfortable home. As 
a retirement community, Heron 
Point offers the best of both 
worlds — independence and se- 

For Mrs. Baltzersen and oth- 
ers, WC-ALL represents a second 
chance at learning. "Now, in retire- 
ment, we have an opportunity to study 
things we may have missed along the 
way or enjoyed only superficially, like 
opera, or to explore something com- 
pletely new to us, like geology or as- 

Heron Point's activities director, Su- 
san Caswell, also keeps a full schedule 
for residents. "Right at Heron Point 
there are bridge, aerobics, a walking 
club, a woodworking shop, an exercise 
pool," says Baltzersen. "There's al- 
ways something to do — a trip to the 
art galleries in Washington or to the 
Wilmington Playhouse. The intellec- 
tual stimulation keeps us going. Yes, 
there are rocking chairs out on the 
porches, but no one ever sits in them." 

Maureen Jacoby, a widow and at age 
67 one of the youngest residents at 
Heron Point, did not intend to spend 
her retirement years rocking on the 
front porch, but she did not expect to 
be still working in publishing, either. 

"I thought when I retired and left 
publishing at the Smithsonian Institu- 
tion Press, I left it for good," says 
Jacobv, a Washington professional 
who moved to Heron Point with the 
first wave in 199L But after one au- 
dited course in contemporary poctr\' 
and a passing conversation with Rob- 
ert Day, Director of Washington 

A\ the request of the mayor, jiin Hendry 
initiated a study ofChestertoum's 
economic viability. 

College's O'Neill Literary House, she 
was recruited to help launch the Liter- 
ary House Press three years ago. 

"I happened to mention to Bob that I 
had worked in scholarly publishing, 
and he told me about his plan to start a 
small press at the Literary House. I've 
found the project extremely interesting 
and a lot of fun!" 

Now acting in the role of managing 
editor, and in a voluntary capacity, 
Jacoby spends two afternoons a week 
at the O'Neill Literary House, setting 
schedules, phoning authors, consult- 
ing with Director Day and other LHP 

board members as they see each title 
through from conception to produc- 

"It's perfect. 1 know books and how 
to make them, and now I have the op- 
portunity to do that without the pres- 
sure of working on 40 or 50 titles at 
once. I do it because I enjoy it. And I 
believe that's the case with everyone at 
Heron Point who becomes involved in 
the community in one capacity or an- 

The Press's first project, Maryland's 
Oyster Navy, was a great project to be- 
gin with, she says, because it was well- 
researched, well-written, and 
even was accompanied by il- 
lustrations. The Literary House 
Press published this scholarly 
account of the beginnings of 
the Natural Resources Police 
for the Chesapeake Bay Mari- 
time Museum. Since the 1992 
publication of the slim volume. 
Museum officials have asked 
the Literary House Press to re- 
vise, redesign, and publish 
other monographs for them. 

During the same time that the 
Literary House Press was test- 
ing the waters, WC-ALL was 
getting underway. Maureen 
Jacoby was invited to serve on 
the Steering Committee with 
another Heron Pointer, Joseph 
Vaughan. They helped set up 
the By-Laws and now serve on 
the 12-member governing 
council. In addition to her ad- 
ministrative role, she enjoys 
Henry Breul's course on West- 
ern culture and various art 
class offerings. 
"Washington College really clinched 
mv decision to come to Heron Point," 
Jacoby says. "There are lots of pretty, 
small towns with retirement communi- 
ties, but \'ery few with colleges nearby. 
I visited another Eastern Shore retire- 
ment community with a friend of mine 
and I actually liked the cottages there 
better than mine, but what was there 
to do?" 

For her. Heron Point is the perfect 
solution. Her cottage offers her the in- 
dependence of a privately owned 
home without the bother of mainte- 
nance or security problems. The Col- 
lege offers her intellectual stimulation 
and a creative outlet. And Heron 
Point welcomes small pets, specifi- 
cally, her English bulldog. Buffo. 
"That was the first hurdle. If they 

Washington College Magazine /Spring 3995 


didn't allow dogs, I never would ha\e 
moved to Chestertown. But after 22 
vears of living in the District of Colum- 
bia, 1 saw that it was time to get out of 
the city, and it didn't take me long to 
make up my mind." 

Henrv Breul, also from Washington, 
had discovered Chestertown earlier 
and deemed it an attractixe retirement 
option. When the Wnshington Post ran 
an advertisement touting the water- 
front communitv, he and his wife, 
Sallv, were intriqued. 

"When 1 retired and faced the pros- 
pect of leaving the church rectory, we 
could have moved into 
an apartment in Wash- 
ington or bought a 
house," he says, "but 
we figured if we were 
going to move and go 
through the great 
trauma of getting rid 
of things, why don't 
we move to the place 
where we're going to 

While most married 
couples moving into 
Heron Point opted for 
the roomier cottages, 
the Breuls were inter- 
ested in an apartment 
with a view. Henry 
queries, "What's the 
sense of living in a wa- 
terfrtint community if 
you can't see the water?" 

The Breuls, now in their early 70s, 
are among the younger set at Heron 
Point. While recognizing the stress of 
giving up the family home and mov- 
ing into smaller quarters, the Breuls 
emphasize the importance of establish- 
ing new friendships and finding fulfill- 
ing activities while you are physically 

"From a sociological point of view," 
says Dr. Breul, "a retirement home 
should allow people to build a pri- 
mary community in which they gather 
in small groups as they are attracted to 
each other and form a community of 
friends. Then, when one of them dies, 
those remaining have a support group 
that's just as strong as the ones they 
left back home. If people delay their 
decision, they never get a chance to 
build those friendships." 

Sally Breul concurs. "If you are too 
exhausted or too old, you can't really 
enjoy Heron Point," she says. "But 
there's something therapeutic about 

being here — that negative mental at- 
titude can be attributed to physical ex- 
haustion, and when thev find the\' 
don't have to expend so much energy 
just to survi\-e, they have more energy 
for other pursuits." 

It could be thev pick up on the en- 
ergy emitted by the majorit\- of resi- 
dents. For a retirement residence. 
Heron Point has a high number of 
couples, as well as a high number of 
widowers. Of 234 residents, 146 are 
part of a couple and 88 are singles. 
Since its opening. Heron Point resi- 
dents have celebrated at least one wed- 

Hmry and Snlh/ Bruel, members of Hewn 
Point's "\/ounger set," are involved in a 
u'ide range of volunteer activities. Henri/ 
is also a baritone with the Washington 
College Community chorus. 

ding, and some unmarried couples are 
now romantically involved. 

The Breuls are model citizens when 
it comes to remaining active. In addi- 
tion to his involvement with WC-ALL, 
the Rev. Breul assists the rector of the 
local Episcopal church with Sunday 
services and fills in at other area par- 
ishes. He helped redesign the interior 
of Emmanuel Church after a new or- 
gan was installed and is co-chair, 
along with WC professor Garry 
Clarke, of the Easton Diocese's wor- 
ship and music committee. 

Mrs. Breul volunteers at C.arnett El- 
ementary School in Chestertown, and 
at the Kent County Mental Health 
Clinic. Twice a week, she goes in to 
the fourth grade classroom of Barbara 

Gillin (wife of WC English professor 
Richard Gillin) to work one-on-one 
with children having problems with 
mathematics or with incomplete work. 
A pharmacologist retired from the Na- 
tional Institutes of Health in the Heart 
Institute, Mrs. Breul also helps out two 
days a week with the outpatient clinic 
at Upper Shore Community Mental 
Health Center. 

Both of the Breuls are also \'ery in- 
volved in Heron Point activities. "In 
fact, one of the dangers of moving into 
Heron Point is that so much is going 
on here that one could never set foot 
outside except to go 
to the grocery 
store," says Mrs. 

Heron Point even 
attracts the locals. 
Washington College 
alumni Dorothy 
Woodall Myers '24 
and Constance 
Stuart Larrabee H'87 
welcomed the op- 
portunity to move to 
smaller, more man- 
ageable quarters. 
For Mary and 
Reade Corr, both of 
them retired Kent 
County educators, 
moving to Heron 
Point was simply a 
move across town. 
They gave up their Collins Avenue 
home in Chestertown, but little else. 
"Our lives haven't changed a lot," says 
Reade, "except that we don't have to 
do any maintenance. We're still doing 
the things we did at Collins Avenue." 

For Mary, that includes remaining 
active in the League of Women Voters 
and volunteering at the Upper Shore 
Community Mental Health Center. 
For Reade, that includes serving on the 
Maryland Drug and Alcohol Abuse 
Commission and on the board of Kent 
and Queen Anne's Hospital, as well as 
Rotary. They both are regulars at the 
local country club and the Episcopal 
church in Chestertown, and still enjoy 

Why Heron Point? Convenience. 
"We knew that sooner or later one or 
both of us would need some health 
care and we didn't want to be sepa- 
rated," explains Reade. "It's comfort- 
ing to know that Heron Point offers as- 
sisted living and comprehensive care 
right here if we need it." 


Washington College Maga^ine/Spmi^ 7995 


Alumni Reporter 

Chapters Host 
Fall Events 

From the summer-end Baltimore 
Alumni Chapter Crab Feast at 
Oregon Ridge to the Kent and 
Queen Anne's Chapter Holiday Recep- 
tion in December, Washington College 
alumni participated in a full spectrum 
of events to help raise funds for the 
school, welcome and cheer on stu- 
dents, and get reacquainted. 

Welcoming new students to campus, 
the Alumni Office took part in Student 
Orientation '94 by hosting a "Karaoke 
Supper" on the campus lawn. 

In September, the Kent ancf Queen 
Anne's Alumni Chapter, steered by 

Past and present presidents of the Boston 
Alumni Chapter, Tom Tansi 'S5 and Amy 
d'Ablemont '85 (far right), shount here 
tvith WC's AD Bryan Matthews 75 and 
Peter Jenkins '82, reunited Beantown 
alumni to cheer the Sho'men crew teams 
in the Head of the Charles Regatta. 
Alumni ap'plaudcd Sho'men creiv members 
for their spirit and strength at a reception 
following the race. 

Gretchen Kratzer Starling '73, held its 
biggest and most profitable Flea Mar- 
ket. The proceeds from this annual 
e\ent benefit the chapter's Bookstore 
Scholarship. The 1994 recipient of this 
award is Heather Adams, a junior 
from Kent County. Heather came to 
the K&QA's Holiday Party in Decem- 
ber to talk about her studies and to 
thank the alumni who supported her. 

In late September, 88 players teed- 
off in the Fifth Annual Alumni and 
Friends Golf Tournament. This tour- 
ney, organized by John Tansey '73 and 
Tim Norris '81, raises thousands of 
dollars each year to benefit the endow- 
ment of the Benjamin A. Johnson '11 
Lifetime Fitness Center. Peter Heller 
'71 and his teammates were champi- 
ons on the Chester River course. 

On October 1st, alumni athletes re- 
turned to the lacrosse, soccer, and 
baseball fields, and that evening re- 
united to welcome Sho'men champi- 
ons to the Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Later in October, co-presidents 
Lynn Leonhardt Mieike '72 and Karen 
Reisinger '93 inaugurated WC's Talbot 
Area Alumni Chapter. Alumni gath- 
ered for cocktails and then went to the 

The Four Presidents: Under the leader- 
ship ofpresidoit Troy Petenbrmk '92 (far 
left), the National Capital Area Aluiinii 
Chapter hosted a gala evening at the DAR 
Museum in coincidence with the exhibit 
"George Washington, The Man Bchuui the 
Mask." More than 150 alumni cnioyed 
History Professor Bob Fallaiv's talk about 
our College's benefactor, and Music Pro- 
fessor Garry Clarke's piano playing. Pic- 
tured with Troy are President Charles H. 
Trout, Aluiinu Council Presidoit Ed 
Athey '67, and SGA President ]amie 
Baker '95. 

mo\'ies together. Thev saw Silent Fall, 
a mo\ie filmed in Easton and Talbot 
County, starring Linda Hamilton '78. 
This fall also brought about several 
new committees of alumni supporting 
the College's academic programs and 
undergraduate student projects. The 
Alumni Business Management Majors 
is steered by Lisa Mendelson '85, Scott 
Behm '85, Frank DiMondi '85, Jeanne 
King Edwards '90, Brian Kelly '90, and 
Peter Mailer '85. Alumni Friends of 
Psychology is chaired bv John Hall '70. 
.Mumni Friends of the O'Neill Literar\' 
House is presided over by Peter 

Washington College Magazine /S;ir/)i\; 1995 


Turchi '82. Committees for the Classes 
of 1935, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1965. 1970, 
1975, 1985, 1990 and 1991 got together 
to plan Reunion '95, May 19-21. 

College Seeks 
Alumni Admissions 

0\er the years, many alumni have 
provided valuable support to 
Washington College's recruiting ef- 
forts. To meet the challenges of an in- 
creasingly competiti\'e student market- 
place, Washington College recently in- 
augurated an organization of alumni 
\'olunteers to complement the manv 
acts of indi\'idual alumni. This organi- 
zation is the Alumni Admissions Rep- 
resentative (AAR) Program, and its 
volunteers are demographically identi- 
fied throughout the United States and 
various parts of the world. The AAR 
Program seeks to increase the number 
of qualified students applying to and 
enrolling in Washington College; to 
provide local resources for inquiring 
students, applicants, matriculants, and 
their families; to provide information 
about local students, schools, and re- 
cruiting opportunities to the Admis- 
sions staff; and to increase overall pub- 
lic awareness of WC as a selective lib- 
eral arts college. 

This fall, 60 WC alums contacted 
over 1,000 prospective applicants and 
represented the College at more than 
two dozen college fairs. 

The schedule for AAR volunteers 
follows a continuous cycle. June 
through November, when prospective 
students are beginning their college 
hunt, the AAR volunteers encourage 
students' interest in WC and urge vis- 
its and applications. In December, vol- 
unteers congratulate students admit- 
ted through early decision. Through- 
out December and January, the AAR 
volunteers are on-hand for potential 
interviews with local students in their 
geographic market. February through 
April, volunteers congratulate ac- 
cepted students and urge them to at- 
tend WC. AARs may host or attend re- 
ceptions for accepted students and 

Miriam Sewell Perkins '42, Petty Benton 
Smith '46, Heather Adams '96, and Bob 
Cleaver '58 at the Kent & Queen Anne's 
Chapter Holiday Reception. 

their parents during these months. 

Alums interested in becoming AAR 
volunteers should contact Kevin 
Coveney, Vice President for Admis- 
sions, at 800-422-1782 ext. 7700 or 
Carolyn Athey '93 in the Alumni Of- 
fice at ext. 7812. 

Alumni Support 
Teaching Award 

Alumni have responded with 
great spirit and great stories to 
the Association's campaign to endow 
the Award for Distinguished Teach- 
ing. Below is a catalog of professors 
who have been honored by alumni 
contributions. Many of these teachers 
are still in our classrooms, many are 
alive only in our memories, others are 
merely lost from our records. If you 
care to share your personal stories 
about these or any other professors, 
contact the Alumni Office. 

Honorees to date include: Edward 
L. Athey '47, Gerda Blumenthal, 
Amanda Bradley, Charles B. Clark 

1994 Athletic Hall 
of Fame Inductees 
were Norman 
Phillips '60, 
Howard Tillcy '50. 
Edward Steivns 
'31, Arnold ]. Sten 
'58, and Mickey 
Hubbard '50. F. 
Stanley Porter '11 
loas inducted post- 
humously. The 1958 
Baseball Team also 
was honored at the 
October 1 Induction 

'34, Garry Clarke, Arthur L. Davis, 
Esther Dillon, Esther M. Dole, Fred- 
erick W. Dumschott, Richard Gillin, 
Guy Goodfellow, A.B. Hardcastle, 
Robert Harder, William Howell, 
Gertrude Ingalls, Norman James, J.S. 
William Jones, Bennett Lamond, Fred 
G. Livingood, Mary Elizabeth Massey, 
Bob Neil, J. David Newell, Nicolas 
Newlin, Sean O'Connor, Kemp 
Randolph, Conrad K. Rizer, Rinaldo 
Simonini, Nate Smith, Nancy Tatum, 
Ralph Thornton '40, Dr. Alba Warren, 
and Edward Weissman. 

Four Alumni 
Nominated To Board 

Alumni candidates for the 1995 
election to the Board of Visitors 
and Gox'ernors are David G. Burton 
M'84, Susan T. Denton '69, R. Andrew 
Larkin, Jr. '74, and David Litrenta '58. 
David G. Burton M'84 is president 
and CEO of the I. G. Burton & Com- 
pany and an acti\'e ci\'ic volunteer 
within the Delaware business commu- 
nity. He was appointed to Washing- 


Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 

David G. Burton M'84 

ton College's Board of Visitors and 
Governors last summer to fill a board 
vacancy. He is past chairman of the 
Delaware Business Roundtable and is 
on the board of the Milford Memorial 
Hospital. He chairs Delaware's Advi- 
sory Council on Public Health and is a 
member of the Delaware State Health 
Care Commission. He recently spear- 
headed a successful drive for Milford 
Library's facility. 

A graduate of Georgetown Univer- 
siU', Burton earned a master's degree 
in history from WC in 1984, the same 
year in which his son, Irwin, earned 
his undergraduate degree from WC. 
He is a member of the 1782 Society at 
the President's Council level. 

A fundraising and event manage- 
ment consultant in the Baltimore- 
Washington area, Susan Thomas 
Denton '69 has worked with various 
educational, scientific, and public 
policy organizations during the past 
two decades. After graduating from 
WC, she began her professional career 
as a development officer at indepen- 
dent girls' schools in Baltimore and 
then went on to be associate director 
of development for the Johns Hopkins 
University, School of Arts and Sci- 
ences. In 1978, Denton was named Di- 
rector of Development for the Ameri- 
can Association of University Women 
and its Educational Foundation. In 
1984, she established Denton & Asso- 
ciates. Recent clients include AAUW 
Educational Foundation, American 
Association of Community Colleges, 
Council for Advancement and Sup- 
port of Education, and US-Mexico 
Foundation for Science. She has been 
a member of Washington College Vis- 
iting Committee since 1992 and sup- 
ports the College as a member of the 
1782 Society. 

R. Andrew Larkin, Jr. '74 is founding 
president of the Maryland Realty In- 
vestment Corporation in Baltimore. 
His real estate management firm con- 
trols millions of dollars in property 
values and works with the State of 
Maryland and Baltimore City in pro- 
viding low to moderate income hous- 
ing and community services. "Drew" 
Larkin, a political science major with 
an MBA from Loyola College in Balti- 
more, is a director of First Fidelity 
Bank in Baltimore and director of Bal- 
timore Bancorp. He is also active 
within the community, serving as di- 
rector of the American Red Cross, 
Greater Chesapeake Region, the Better 
Business Bureau of Baltimore, Port of 
Annapolis, and HERO's Lacrosse. The 
father of five children, he is assistant 
varsity lacrosse coach at Severn School 
and Commissioner of Greater Severna 
Park Athletic Association. At WC, he 
is a member of the Visiting Committee, 
the Development Committee, and, last 
year, chaired his 20th Reunion cam- 
paign. He supports the Sho'men Club 
and the Larkin Family Scholarship. 

Dr. David Litrenta '58 owns and op- 
erates the largest freestanding medical 
center in Pennsylvania providing oc- 
cupational and environmental health 
care ser\'ices to the employees of over 
1,500 companies. Medical Director, 
President, and CEO of the Center, he is 
responsible for the delivery of cost-ef- 
fective quality medical care and teach- 
ing, as well as business operations. 

Dr. Litrenta specializes in occupa- 
tional and environmental medicine. 
He is a fellow of The American College 
of Occupational & Environmental 
Medicine and serves on the Medical 
Review Officer Certification Council's 
Board of Directors. 

Since 1990, Dr. Litrenta has been a 

R. Andrew Lnrkiu, jr. 74 

member of the College's Visiting Com- 
mittee and served on the WC Friends 
of the Sciences subcommittee. Con- 
cerned that WC students were not be- 
ing admitted to University of Mary- 
land Medical School, he restored com- 
munication between UM's Dean of Ad- 
missions and WC faculty. 

He is a member of the 1782 Society 
at the William Smith level. Dr. and 
Mrs. Litrenta recently funded the reno- 
vation of the Dunning Lecture Hall, 
which was refurbished and outfitted 
with state-of-the-art technology for 
computer-generated graphics. 

Additional nominations may be 
made between February 15 and March 
15, 1995, by petition of fifty members 
of the Alumni Association. Petitions 
should be forwarded to the Nominat- 
ing Committee of the Alumni Council. 
An election ballot will be mailed to all 
alumni in late March. The two nomi- 
nees receiving the greatest number of 
votes for two vacancies will be elected 
to six-year terms beginning June 1995. 

This article is published in compli- 
ance with Article VI, Section 3 of the 
Washington College Alumni Associa- 
tion By-laws. 

Susan T. Denton '69 

David Litrenta '58 

Washington College Magazine/Spri«g 7995 



Class Notes 

^t: Dorothy Woodall Myers is still 
proud that she had the opportunity to go to 
WC. She is living in a lovely apartment in 
Heron Point, Chestertown, and says "I'm 
old — but 1 don't miss much." 

J\D Ella Barklev Brandt spent 35 years 
as an advanced math teacher and a college 
counselor at Cambridge, MD, High School. 
After her retirement she toured Europe and 
Asia with her husband. 

Richard W. Cooper was honored in 1994 by 
the Mayor and Council as the official histo- 
rian of the City of Salisbury. Later Richard 
was awarded the Chamber of Commerce 
Citizen Award for 1994. He hopes to attend 
his 60th Reunion in May '95. 

Ivon E. Culver writes that he and wife, Jane, 
keep very active. They travel extensively, 
play bridge, swim, exercise, and go to fre- 
quent concerts and shows at the Ruth 
Eckerd Hall. This year he went on two 
cruises and has visited many resorts. Ivon 
was honored at the Ruth Eckerd Hall, a per- 
forming arts center, where he has volun- 
teered over the years. He received Volun- 
teer of the Year and was awarded three 
"Baby Ruth"awards (Oscars). 

Ellis C. Dwyer's devotion to sports has not 
diminished over the years since graduation. 
He is still crazy as ever about sports. Ellis 
will be returning for his 60th Reunion in 

John M. Lord writes that he wants to see 
Earl Price, Dick Sayler, and all of his class- 
mates at his 60th Reunion in May! 

Harry Rhodes spent his career as an educa- 
tor and retired as dean of faculty, Anne 
Arundel Community College, in 1973. He 
currently serves as director, Queenstown 
Bank, and on the boards of Chesapeake 
College and Easton Memorial Hospital. He 
plans to return for Reunion in May. 

Leiand B. Stevens and his wife, Elizabeth, 
are very happy in their retirement on the 
Maryland seaside. They are kept busy with 
their family (10 grandchildren!). They also 

"The queen and her consort. " Doroihy 
Woodall Myers '24, decade member, and Paul 
Boertlein '75, Alumni Council vice president, 
at the DAR Musuem during a reception hosted 
by National Capital Area Alunvii. 

attend a continuing education program 
sponsored by the University of Delaware. 
Along with their reading, bridge playing, 
and exercise program their life is full. 
Leiand plans to return to WC for his 60th 
Reunion in May and would especially like 
to see Ivon Culver, Earl Price, and Louis 

William Watson worked for 42 years at 
Mercantile Safe deposit and Trust Co. in 
Baltimore. He hopes to see "everyone" at 
his 60th Reunion. 

Jk) Miriam Hoffecker will spend her 
winter in Baltimore again, enjoying the city 
life with Carolyn Jewell Strangmann and 
Dorothy Clarke Clifford. Miriam's daugh- 
ter, Gretchen, and her grandsons live in 
Baltimore so Mim's cultural schedule has 
expanded to include many high school 
wrestling matches. 

Bill "Swish" Nicholson was one of four ma- 
jor league players to be inducted into the 
Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Emerson P. Slacum is still enjoying a satis- 
fying retirement of 22 years in various civic 

and volunteer activities. He recently re- 
turned from a Scandina\ian tour which he 
and his wife embarked upon as part of their 
51st wedding celebration. 

\D / Robert B. White, Esq. had a nice 
summer at Ocean City, MD. He and his 
wiie, Evelyn, celebrated their 54th wedding 
anni\ersary on October 12. They are great- 
grandparents a second time since Robert L. 
Doughty was born on May 28, 1994. 

vDO Leon D. Horowitz is a member of 
the Board of Maryland State Hall of Fame 
Selection Committee. He operates Camp 
Skyline, a children's camp in Maine. 

\Ify George M. Eisentrout, MD retired 
in 1979 as a Superintendent of Schools. He 
spends his time in community activities, 
church, woodcarving, golf, skiing, and gar- 
dening. George and his wife, Dorothy, cel- 
ebrated their 50th annix'ersary in June 1994. 

Mary L. Knotts Humphreys continues to 
teach wellness courses at UNCW and com- 
munity yoga. Mary thanks WC alurmii for 
supporting her book. Staying Alive. 

Clarence L. Kibler and his wife, Mary, en- 
joyed their recent visit to the Baltic region, 
touring Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, 
Helskinki, Tallen, Riga, and Stockholm by 
air and ship. 

Gibby Young spent the holidays playing 
golf with his son, Gibby Jr., on Hilton Head 
Island. He states, "All is well with me as I 
just turned 80 last February — old age 
sucks hut it could be worse." 

TcU Margaret Spry Cadell writes, "Janu- 
ary '94 found us selling the old homestead 
and moving back to the Eastern Shore. I 
guess once you have lived here, something 
lures you back. We are living in 
Martingham, one mile from St. Michaels, 
and have run into several alums here: 
Agnes Zaffere Orban '41 and Dorothy 
Leonard '41. It is a great place to live." 

Ralph Thornton will receive the 1994 
Alumni Service Award as part of 


Washington College Magazine/Sprmg 1995 

Washington's Birthday Celebrations in Feb- 
ruary- This Award is given to an alumnus 
or alumnua who has given outstanding and 
continued support to the College. Past re- 
cipients are Alexander "Sandy" Jones '51, 
Hilda Ott Micari '38, Charley Clark '34, 
Dorothy Woodall Myers '24, Ed Athey '47, 
Betty Brown Casey '47, Betty Thibodeau 
'36, and Louis Goldstein '35. 


The Rev. R. |er\is Cooke spoke at 
Concord United Methodist Church on Jan. 
30, 1994. 

Dr. Harry C. Hendrickson and his wife 
have enjoyed recent trips to the British Isles, 
the Canadian Rockies, and a cruise of the 
St. Lawrence Seaway. They also keep busy 
following the activities of their seven 

^Z. Robert E. Carter is still working 
part-time at the same old, fun business of 
nuclear science and tecfmology. Dottie still 
teaches science to kids in elementary school 
and the two of them do much traveling and 
visiting of grandsons. 

Henry F. Maguire, MD is Chief Orthopedic 
Resident at University of California at San 
Diego Medical School. He will take a fel- 
lowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at the 
University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He be- 
came a grandfather in October! 

^O Peggy Gilland Ayres retired in 
1984. She is busy doing volunteer work in 
church-related activities and with the Hos- 
pice program of Union Memorial Hospital 
in Baltimore, MD. One of her grandchil- 
dren graduated from WC in 1993. 

Charlotte R. Hignutt Alteri: "My first work 
was running a lab, diving into the Chesa- 
peake Bay to study oysters and related bio- 
logical phenomena. My second work, 
which lasted 33 years, was as a wife and 
mother of the same two children Mike 
Alteri mentioned in his 50-vear biography. 
Sandwiched in between were 30 years of 
Girl Scouting, a study of the mosses and liv- 
erworts of New York, guiding groups 
through upstate NY swamps of glacial ori- 
gin, and finally, working with soil-dwelling 
arthropods from around the world. This 
led to living near a rainforest, southern 
Mexico, the Maya, amateur archaeology, 
and 22 years of admiration and apprecia- 
tion of people whose world view at first dif- 
fered from my own but eventually merged 
with it. I now live mostly in Palenque, 
Chiapas, Mexico, and I invite you to visit." 

Dorothy Reindollar Littleton was married 
to Oliver Littleton '41 in 1947. They have 
had a very full life, living and raising their 
children between moves. They have lived 
in Illinois, Brazil, and Chile. Ollie finally re- 

Concli Ed Athty '47 
if tlw fin^l oftlircc 
gcncnUioii^ of WC 
"/('ijnr/cs. " He ii 
pictiircil licrc on Pnr- 
cii'f' Day with Itis 
fou, Ed Atlhy '67, 
niid granddnughtcrf 
Ufa '96 and 
Caroh/n '93 AtJm/. 

tired and they now live in Wilmington, DE, 
in the winters where they do a lot of volun- 
teer work. Summer finds them in Wiscon- 
sin enjoying the "good life" of waterfront 
recreation. Dorothy plans to attend her 50th 
Reunion in May. 

^/ Edward L. Athey was selected as 
the Maryland State Association of Baseball 
Coaches' 1994 College Baseball Coach of 
the Year for the State of Maryland. He was 
presented with the award at the Annual 
Awards Banquet in January. 

Cathie Comstock Walbert and her husband, 
Lee '50, have finally found the perfect place 
to live, in Fairfield Glade, TN. Lee is teach- 
ing classes in genealogy and becoming 
quite a carver. The couple sings in the 
church choir, entertains, and tours often. 

t:0 Dr. R. Reece Corey retired on June 
30, 1994 from his position as Professor of 
Biology at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is 
now teaching part-time in the biology de- 
partment of Washington College. 

Clayton E. McGran resides on a mountain- 
top in Austin, TX. He is on the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Austin Circle of Theatres and 
is involved in the play selection committee 
and is chairperson for auditions for mas- 
ter/mistress of ceremonies for Play test '95. 
Clayton received the 1993-94 B. Iden Payne 
Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for the 
role of Judge Webster in Johnny On A Spot. 

Virginia Gill Truax is the coordinator of 
counseling and support groups at Holy 
Sacrament Episcopal Church. 

^y James M. Erasure and his wife, 
Shirley, have a winter retirement home in 
Ocala, FL, where they are trying to improve 
their golf games. 

Jean Hill Keene volunteers at Magnolia 
Hall and the Upper Shore Mental Health 
Center in Chestertown. She has been living 
in her present home for 4 1/2 years with 
her cat. Patches, to keep her company. 

Lois Proctor Parker retired from Montgom- 
ery County Public Schools as Coordinator 
of Career Programs in 1990 after 40 years of 
service. For the past five years Lois has run 
her own educational consultant services, 
L.P. Parker Associates. She is active on the 
Board of Trustees of St. John's Episcopal 
Schools in Olney, MD, and serves on many 
community committees. Lois enjoys travel 
and activities with her grandchildren. 

•DkJ Vince Bacchetta worked as a math- 
ematics consultant with DuPont for almost 
40 years. During this time he consulted in 
10 countries. Now retired, he's busier than 
ever with golf and hospital volunteer work 
in Lugoff, SC. He would love to hear from 
old classmates with whom he has lost con- 
tact. His address is 251 Kings Grant Rd, 
Lugoff, SC 29078. 

Charles "Larry" Brandenburg, D.D.S, has 
received the Maryland State Dental 
Association's highest honor — the Distin- 
guished Service Award. On October 2, 
1994, he was honored at the annual Chesa- 
peake Dental Conference for his humanitar- 
ian efforts leading dental missions to Af- 
rica, Central and South America, and Israel 
for 17 years. Brandenburg traveled with his 
wife, Elizabeth, and their six children. He 
lives and practices in Rising Sun, MD. 

E. Rankin Lusby retired August 31, 1994 as 
director of publications for the American 
Farm Bureau after 22 years with ARBF and 
10 years with the MD Farm Bureau. He is 
continuing as editor for the publication. 
New England Agriculture. He is taking two 
computer courses at AACC and preparing 
for a trip to Turkey in June as team leader 
for the District Group Study Tour. 

William E. Warther and his wife, Jane Gal- 
loway '51, sold their Garrisons Lake Golf 
Course in January to a consortium led by 
ex-quarterback Ron Jawarski. 

O JL Lawrence S. Wescott represented 
WC at the inauguration of George R. Hous- 
ton, Jr. at Mount Saint Mary's College and 

Washington College Magazine/Spr/wg 1995 


Seminan' on November 6, 1994. 

i)^. William C. McDonnell is not re- 
tiredl He li\ es mostly in Baltimore, some- 
times in Talbot County, where his dear 
friend, Jane Bradle\' Lowe, watches o\er 
him on the County Council. 

James R. Trader retired July 1, 1994 after 40 
years of public ser\ice with the MD State 
Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene. He is 
enjoying golf and tra\el, and is currently re- 
searching the Trader family genealogy for 
inclusion in a planned book. 

Otc .Marilyn Diana Covington and 
Charles "Chuck" Covington '36 both retired 
to Avalon, \"J, in 1989. Lynn stays active in 
the Avalon Garden Club (past president), 
Avalon Performing Arts Committee (trea- 
surer) and Mayor's Advisory Council. 
Chuck has his oun propert\' management 
companN' and manages two large condo- 
minium complexes in A\alon and an apart- 
ment building in Stone Harbor. Chuck is 
president of the A\alon Borough Council. 

CjCJ Jack Bergen has been married 37 
\ears and has three daughters and three 
grandchildren to show for it. His hobbies 
are golf and tennis. 

Joan T. V'anik Grim has had a busy 40 
years! She married John Grim '53, taught 
school, and raised four children. She and 
John ha\e moved many times, from Arkan- 
sas to .Manland to Ohio to PennsvKania 
and back to Maryland. Now Joan babysits 
for their nine grandchildren. She plans to 
return for her 40th Reunion in May. 

Wayne Gruehn recently made an appear- 
ance as a priest on an episode of the TV 
show Homkiilc. He is a member of Johm 
Parker's Reunion Planning Committee. 

Virginia Marsh Laumeister is a full-time 
outreach and reference librarian at a public 
library near Albany, NY. 

Evelyn "Lvn" Anderson Hamilton received 
her M.A. in psvchology in 1986. Her son 
and three daughters are married: one of her 
daughters lives in Italy. She has had a re- 
warding career in social work and says that 
she recalls happv years at WC. 

Rodgers T. Smith entered the field of educa- 
tion after retiring from the Marine Corps. 
Starting as an instructor in the San Diego 
Community College District, he worked 
through the ranks, moving from Associate 
Dean to Dean to Provost. He is active in 
community and slate activities and was 
presented with the 1990 WC Alumni Cita- 
tion for Education and Citizenship. He is 
married, with five children and three 
grandchildren. He hunts and fishes. 

August F. Werner has been happih' married 
for 38 \ears, and has three children and five 
grandchildren. He worked 37 years for Eq- 
uitable Life/CIGNA Insurance Companies, 
stationed in New York City, becoming the 
Operations Manager for their NY' Com- 
puter Systems Dept. in 1993. He has since 
retired and moved to Florida, where he gar- 
dens and works part-time at Sears, Roebuck 
running their local store computers. 

30 Barbara Mershon Reed is still 
teaching English at Lansdowne High 
School in Baltimore County. Both of her 
daughters are also teachers; one just com- 
pleted student teaching in October. Her 
son is a sophomore at UMBC and plans a 
career in the U.S. Army. 

Emily Drvden Russell recently became a 
grandmother! She's enjoying quilting and 
running the kitchen for crabcake lunches at 
her church's fall bazaar. She had a reunion 
with classmates Del Brinsfield Griffin and 
.Anne Grim McKown this past summer. 

3/ Roy D. Pippen, Jr. retired October 
31st as a trust investment vice president for 
First National Bank of Maryland. 

Dick Lester is happy to report that he is 
now fully recovered from a job-related 
head injury which affected his speaking 
and walking. 

Re\". Thomas C. Short recently recei\ed the 
Silver Beaver ,'\ward from the National 
Council of Boy Scouts of America. The 
Awards are presented annualh' to qualified 
recipients on nomination from the field, for 
noteworthy service of exceptional character 
to boyhood. He also earned his Doctor of 
Ministry Degree in 1988 and his third book 
is being published in the Spring of 1995. It's 
a series of seven sermons on the Lord's 

■Dy Hurtt Deringer retired this summer 
from his job as editor-publisher of the Kent 
County Neivs. 

Dr. David Litrenta and his family made a 
gift to WC that transformed the old lecture 
hall in Dunning/ Decker Hall into a state-of- 
the-art, audio-visual classroom for our un- 
dergraduate and graduate science students. 
The Litrenta Lecture Hall will be dedicated 
on Saturday, .April 8, as part of a day-long 
celebration of the earth and sciences. All 
alumni are invited to join in this celebra- 

Ellen Green Reilly is a financial ad\'isor 
with .American Express Financial Advisors 
and is a certified financial planner. Her 
husband, Dick '58, is assistant treasurer 
with Marsh & McLennan Companies in 
New York Cit\-. 

OvJ Warren G. DeFrank has spent 31 
\ears teaching German and French and is 
looking forward to retirement in three 
years. He enjoys travel, the theater, and 
good friends. 

Tlw 1958 Sho'iiicn 
Basebnlt tami was 
Jwncred at the WC 
Athletic Hall of 
Fame Banquet m 
October. Pictured 
here (left to right) 
are pjhiyen Jim 
HolUrwai/ '59, Don 
Davenport '60, Tot 
Woohton '61, 
Moofe Mix '59, and 
Flea Plnllips '60. 

Da\e Fenimore is still donating time on 
weekends to Da\s End Farm Horse Rescue, 
Mt. Airy, MD, to work with horses that 
ha\e been abused or neglected. 

Merle Handy has retired from optometry 

and "now pursues a leisurely course." 


Dr. Ralph Snvderman, chancellor, 
Duke University Medical Center, will be 
the keynote speaker at the dedication of the 
recently reno\ated lecture hall in the Dun- 
ning/Decker Science Center on April 8, 
1995. (See Dr. David Litrenta '59). 

O.^ Patrick Cullen donated a large 
rose garden dedicated to his mother, Hope 
Cullen, to the Cathedral of St. John the Di- 
vine in New York City. The garden, which 
was begun two years ago, consists of more 
than 400 rose bushes, planted and cared for 
by Cullen. 

OtC Sara Beaudry is a senior designer 
at Dorothy Draper & Co., Inc. in New York 
City, an interior design firm specializing in 


Washington College Magazine/Spring 1995 

resort hotel design and restoration. She re- 
cently trekked in the Himalayas, Northern 
India, and Sri Lanka. She spent Christmas 
and New Year's in Antarctica. 

Paul A. Riecks recently appeared in 
VJarficld's Business Record as the subject of 
an interview about The Business Manage- 
ment, a company co-founded with John 
Barkdoll '67. 

OO Ron Brannock, consulting actuary, 
ad\ises larger employers how to manage 
their retirement programs. 

John Conkling, alumni trustee, chemistry 
professor, chair of the 30th Reunion 
Commitee, and pyrotechnician extra- 
ordinaire, has promised us fireworks for 
Reunion Saturday!!! 

Kathleen Oakley Durkee and husband, 
Frank H. Durkee '65, celebrated their 30th 
wedding anniversary in September. Kathy 
enjovs her work as travel agent and tries to 
find time for her hobbies — gardening, ten- 
nis, and travel. Frank has sold most of his 
family's movie theatres and continues in 
part-ownership of Durkee Enterprise, as 
well as ownership of a busy deli in down- 
town Baltimore. They have a 200-year-old 

In Memoriam 

Harriette S. Welch '19 of Chestertown 
died November 4, 1994, at the age of 94. 
The Kent County native did graduate 
study at Virginia College, the University 
of Virginia, and Columbia and Duke uni- 
versities. She owned and operated the 
Jack and Jill Nursery School in Chester- 
town from 1943 until 1968. She was a 
member of the Kent County Historical 
Society and the Emmanuel Episcopal 
Church, and was an American Red Cross 
volunteer. She is survixed by a great- 
nephew and a great-niece. 

Frank Ayres '21 died August 6, 1994 in 
Cumberland Crossings Retirement Com- 
munity. He received his master's degree 
in 1926 from the University of Chicago 
and his doctorate in 1938. He was a 
teacher of mathematics in Bowling 
Green, KY, from 1921-24 at both the high 
school and Ogden College. He taught at 
Texas A&M from 1924-28 and Dickinson 
College from 1928 to 1958. He was the 
author of numerous mathematics books 
which were translated into many lan- 
guages. He worked with foreign stu- 
dents at Dickinson, supported music 
programs there, and recorded music pro- 
grams at his home on Sunday after- 
noons. He is survived by his daughter, 
one sister, two grandchildren, and one 

Charles Bradley '32 died at his home 
March 10, 1994. He was employed by 
the former H.W. Clark Co. until he en- 
tered the Army Medical Corps in WWII. 
Following his senice at Stark General 
Hospital in Charleston, SC, he returned 
to Pittsfield, MA, and was employed by 
the commonwealth as a civil engineer for 
34 years, retiring in 1977. He is survived 
by his wife, Jane, and several nieces and 

Jems Walsh Barcus, Sr. '35 died October 
29, 1994 of a lingering illness at Doctors 
Hospital in Lanham, MD. He is survived 
by his wife, Evelyn. 

Richard P. Chambers '35 died September 
15, 1944 of pancreatic cancer in 

Stillwater, OK, where he had lived for the 
past 20 years. 

Ira Measell Jr. '35 died October 8, 1994. He 
was the beloved husband of Hilda Duley 
Measell; father of Daniel '68 and Richard 
Measell; grandfather of Donna and Beck\' 
Measell; and brother of Evelyn Watkins and 
Robert Measell. 

Mary Catherine Kirwan '37 of Chester, MD, 
died December 30, 1994, at the age of 81. 
Quite acti\e in the Democratic Party, Miss 
Kirwan was one of the Democratic leaders 
who escorted President Kennedy in Queen 
Anne's County. She was instrumental in 
getting volunteer ambulance ser\'ice on 
Kent Island, and was a member of Kent Is- 
land United Methodist Church, the Kent Is- 
land Yacht Club, Kent Island Heritage Soci- 
ety, and the Queen Anne's County Histori- 
cal Society. She is sur\ived by a long-time 
campanion, Walter Coppage. 

George W. Beck Jr. '49 died January 27, 
1994 of cancer. He owned and operated 
Beck Chevrolet for 19 years, beginning in 
1967. He later became the appliance man- 
ager for Delmarxa Power and Light Co., re- 
tiring in 1988 as land representative. He 
was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air 
Corps during WWII and an aerial gunner, 
flying 13 missions. On his 13th mission he 
was shot over Germany and crashed in 
Sweden, later earning a Purple Heart. He is 
survived by his wife, Jean Schneider Beck, 
two sons, and a granddaughter. 

Col. Clifford Stephens Case '49 died Febru- 
ary 7. 1994. A veteran of WWII, he was a 
retired U.S. Army colonel. He also was 
CEO of Cornwell Chemical and Equipment 
Co. Inc. He is survived by his wife, Flo- 
rence, three daughters, five grandchildren, 
and a brother, Duke Case '51. 

Dr. Herman G. Brant '50 died August 20, 
1994 of cancer. He had been dean of allied 
health technologies at Sinclair Community 
College since 1978, building up the college's 
12 allied health programs and earning them 
national recognition. Dr. Brant was also 
president of the board of directors of the 
Miami Valley Area Health Education Cen- 
ter, a trustee of the Miami Valley Health 

Improvement Committee, a new program 
reviewer for the Ohio Board of Regents, 
and served on the Ohio and National 
Council of Allied Deans. 

Morgan Haines '55 died November 25, 
1975 of a massive heart attack. He was the 
husband of Lois Haines and the father of 
five children (four sons and one daughter). 
He was employed by Allied Chemical in 
Philadelphia, PA, working as an organic 
chemist. While at WC, he was a member 
of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. 

William Thomas Warner Sr. '56 died on 
January 2, 1995 of cancer. He served in the 
Army from 1956 to 1962 and played semi- 
pro baseball while stationed at Pine Bluff 
Arsenal, Ark. William was a member of 
the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, a Pennsyl- 
\ ania Accredited Nurseryman, and a 
member of the American Nurserymen's 

Hollie Wallis Van de Wal '66 died July 4, 
1994 of cancer at her Harford County farm. 
She was a member of the board of direc- 
tors of the MD Horse Council and was a 
strong ad\'ocate of Harford County 4-H 
programs. She is survived by her hus- 
band, Anthony, two sons, and a daughter. 

Joan "Jerry" Huntington M'88, of Chester- 
town, died November 8, 1994. A 1947 
graduate of Cambridge (MD) High School, 
Mrs. Huntington received an A.B. degree 
in English literature from HoUins College, 
Virginia in 1951 and a master of library sci- 
ence from the University of Maryland in 
1980. She earned her master's degree in 
English from Washington College in 1988. 
After moving to Kent County, MD, she 
was employed briefly as a medical librar- 
ian at the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital 
and then, from 1980 until 1994, as a media 
specialist at Kent County High School. As 
a volunteer she established and adminis- 
tered the first library at Kent School, Inc., 
and worked in her husband's accounting 
practice. A member of Emmanuel Episco- 
pal Church, she ser\'ed on the vestry and 
was a church school superintendent and 
teacher. In addition to her husband, John 
C. Huntington '49, she is survived by two 
sons, a daughter, and two grandchildren. 

Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 


stone home and acreage in Monkton, MD. 
Thev keep busv with the restoration and 
renovation of their house and time with 
their children at steeplechases, fox-hunts, 
and lacrosse games. Kathleen and Frank 
hope to return to Washington College for 
their 30th Reunion in Mav and especially 
would like to see Heather Thomas McGee, 
Jeannie Thomas, Carolvn Gartrell, Barbara 
Coles Roden, Lee Huev, N'aughn Hardestv, 
Bill Hesson, Doug Roden, and Paul Man- 

John E. Fh'nn plans to retire this June after 
30 \ears in the Prince Georges County Pub- 
lic School system. He adds that he is "look- 
ing forward to a second career." 

Haydon M Harrison writes that he is still 
working for IBM (despite the layoffs) and is 
in the process of completing a two-year 
project of building rooms in his upstairs at- 
tic so that he has a place for all his toys. 

Pamela Kaminsky Docherty, MD recenth- 
received her J.D. degree and is working as a 
patent attorney at Calfee, Halter and 
Griswold in Cleveland, OH. 

Charles Paxon graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 
1969. After two years in the Navy he re- 
turned to New Jersey and established a 
dental practice in Pleasant\ille, outside of 
Atlantic City. In 1988 he completed Heri- 
tage Square Office Complex for which he is 
manager and part-owner. "My love of the 
beach, v\'hich began as a lifeguard on the 
Atlantic Cit)' Beach Patrol, continues with 
summers spent swimming, surfing, and 
rowing. Winters usually find me skiing in 
Vermont." He hopes to see "all" of the 
Class of 1965 at Reunion. 

Sandra Schatz Ruben was a teacher for 
three years and is now a caseworker. She is 
married to Arnold Ruben and has helped 
raise her two stepchildren, Adam and 
Naomi. She hopes to see Harriett Dorfman 
at Reunion. 

Patrick C. Seelev writes: "1 regard myself as 
still crazy after all these years. The WC 
friends with whom 1 ha\'e kept in touch will 
attest to this fact, I believe; others must take 
it on faith or trust in their fading memories 
(if any) of me." He hopes that Fred 
Bauman, "Mac" McKelvey and Dave Mor- 
gan will come to Reunion. 

Glen Shipway came to campus in December 
to talk with business management majors 
about his career as senior \ice president 
with the National Association of Securities 
Dealers in New York City. Glen plans to re- 
turn for his 30th Reunion in May! 

Barbara RaynesStreeter, "Homemaker!," 

! I 

hopes to see the following at Reunion: 
Ruth Haines Riegel, Marsha Jewell, Mar\' 
Gawronski, Dale Patterson Adams, John 
and Sandy Conkling, Karen Tucciarone 
Bescher, Mary Wills, Frances \on Gulden 
Johnson, and Elizabeth Clough Stevens. 

Beth Wells wants to see Barbara Coles, 
Kathy Oakley Durkee, Peggy Paugh, Bev 
Cross, and Lee Huev at Reunion. 

OO Chris Harrison is an aide for atten- 
dance at Queen Anne's County High 
School. Barbara Price Harrison 71 is on the 
Board of the Sudlersxille Library; aide (12th 
year) at Sudlersville Elementary School; 
and Chaplain at Kent and Queen Anne's 
Hospital. Their son, Alan, was valedicto- 
rian at QACHS, 3 Jun. '94, and is now at 
Northeastern Uni\'ersity studying to be a 
mechanical engineer. 

Michael Travieso is the new people's coun- 
sel of MD, representing utility customers 
and the consumer's voice before the Public 
Service Commission. 

Lorraine Kenton '69 and Tom Potvinale '70 
came to campus on Parents' Day. Their dnii^li- 
ter, Cristina, is a WC freshman. 

Jim '67 and Betti/c 
Cunningtwm '71 
Chalfant fleiv from 
Medina. OH. to join 
Ed '67 (not slio'd'n) 
and Cathy Athey (left) 
at tlie annual alumni 
reunion at the Head of 
IheCliarles. Ed Athei/ 
'67, president oftlie 
Alwnni Association, 
treated Boston 
Sho'men fans to a 
party suite 
oivrlooking the 
crrw races. 

Joseph Coale, director of corporate 
communications. Crown Petroleum, re- 
turned to campus this fall to speak with un- 
dergraduate business management majors. 

Thomas Lacher is pleased to be communi- 
cating with WC via e-mail and is glad to see 
that the school is "now on the Information 
Super Highway!" 

Linda Baumann Martenson is working as a 
hospital consultant for McFaul and Lyons 
Inc. She manages projects for non-salary ex- 
pense reduction programs for hospitals. 

Dawn Fischbach Matthews spent this past 
Mav traveling in Croatia and Hungary, lec- 
turing on media strategies and planning to 
fellowship students at Regional Environ- 
mental Centers in Budapest. She invites in- 
terested persons to contact her through the 
Internet at 

Mark Schulman, member of the Board of 
Visitors and Governors, represented WC at 
the inauguration of Judith Shapiro at 
Barnard College on October 27, 1994. 

Do Henry O. Biddle lives with his 
wife, Kathleen Agnew, '70, in Salisbury, 
MD. Their daughter, Erin, is a freshman at 
Parkside High School in Salisbury and is a 
starter on the women's varsity soccer team. 

Oy Jeffrey Alderman, who is living in 
Hamburg, Germany, wants to let all those 
from the Class of 1969 who are on Internet 
that he can be reached at this address- 

George Buckless spends time watching (not 
coaching) his freshman son play sports for 
John Carroll High in Bel Air. George has 
been elected Alumni Council Decade Mem- 
ber for the 19h0s. 

Linda Sheedy has been named to another 
term as president of the South Jersey 


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Alumni Chapter of Washington College. 
She was elected Treasurer of a New Jersey 
state professional organization for Bilingual 
and ESL educators. She is also a supervisor 
of the bilingual and English-as-a-Second- 
Language programs for the Camden City 
Board of Education and was honored for 20 
years of dedicated service to the Bilingual 
Education priigram. 

/ U Barry Cocoziello is a partner in the 
law firm Podvey, Sachs, Meanor, Catenacci, 
Hildner & Cocoziello, a 35-lawyer, full ser- 
\ice firm in Newark, NJ. Barry specializes 
in complex case litigation. He hopes to see 
Peter Herbst and Sam Martin at Reunion. 

Barry Drew ended up returning to Chester- 
town and has been fortunate enough to 
make it his home for the past 23 years. As 
an inxestmcnt broker, Barry is currently 
managing the Easton office of A.G. 
Edwards and Sons. His wife, Betty House 
'74, is a teacher in Kent County and presi- 
dent of her local teachers' association. They 
have two daughters, Whitney, 15, and 
Lindsey, H, and hope to remain sane 
through their teenage years. Barry is chair 
of the Hall of Fame Committee and steers 
his 25th Reunion Planning Committee. 

Sylvia Ann Millhouse Dunning, M.S.W., 
A.C.S.W. is administrative director for the 
Southeast area office of Lutheran Social Ser- 
vices of Washington and Idaho, a $1.5 mil- 
lion agency that includes counseling ser- 
vices, foster care and adoptions, crisis ser- 
vices, and community education. 

Deborah Ventis Green is associate professor 
of psychology and women's studies at the 
College of William and Mary. She writes, 
"This 25th Reunion year finds me newly di- 
vorced with a 13-year-old daughter just 
starting high school. My career as a devel- 
opmental psychology professor has pre- 
pared me well for this mid-life crisis and I 
am exploring new career paths I might fol- 
low if I can get an attractive early retire- 
ment package when 1 turn 50. 1 am in- 
vohed in gardening and photography and 
see garden writing as mv ideal second ca- 
reer." Deborah plans to return for Reunion. 

John D. Hall, president of Time-Life Books, 
is an alumni representative to the Board of 
Visitors and Governors and will chair the 
WC Friends of Psvchologv. This committee 
of vmdergraduatc Psychology majors will 
ad\'ise current students regarding projects 
and careers. 

/.D. Hull 71} (left), cliair of tlw f ncii./s of'Psi/- 
chohg\/, is pictured with George Spniicli, clmir 
of the psydiology department. 

Stephen Hartley teaches operating systems 
and concurrent programming at Drexel 
University in Philadelphia. He hopes to see 
"mv old roommates, Rav Keen and Ed 
Wortek, and math majors Jolin Tucker and 
Don Rogers, in May." 


To Cynthia Morton Hildreth '75, a 
daughter, Kimberly Haven Hildreth, on 
October 6, 1994. Kimberly joins brothers 
Kvle and Brandon. 

To Betsy Downey Marks '75, a son, 
Timothy David, on November 2, 1994. 

To Nancy Wayne Jaffe 76, a son, Nathan 
Strong, on June 3, 1994. Nathan joins his 
brother, Andrew Wayne, bom in 1992. 

To Rovall Whitaker '76, a son, Peter 
Royali, on May 27, 1992. 

To Douglas C. Errington '77, child #5. 
Zachary Rosser Errington was bom on 
March 15, 1994. 

To Steve Perry '80, a daughter, Maura 
Harte Perry, on January 27, 1993 and a 
son, Conor Hackett Perry, on August 26, 

To William R. Russell III '80, a son, Davis 
Stewart, on September 24, 1994. 

To Tom Roof '82, a son, Matthew Tho- 
mas, on May 29, 1994. 

To Frank B. Rhodes, Jr. '83 and Holly 
Ferguson Rhodes '83, a daughter. 

Katherine Chrysler, on January 3, 1995. She 
joins sister, Molly Madeline, 3. 

To Kimberly Harquail Todd '82, a daugh- 
ter, Carrie, on May 3, 1994. 

To David Collins '84 and Susan Cupka 
Collins '86, a son, Michael Da\id, on No- 
vember 8, 1994. Michael joins his brother, 
Daniel Patrick, 3. 

To Franchesa Profaci-Dickinson '84, a son, 
Blaise Frederick Dickinson, on December 6, 


To Anne Lindes Shepard '84, a son, Henry 
Robert, on July 25, 1994. Henry joins sib- 
lings Maude (6) and OIlie (4). 

To Judi Skelton Spann '84, a daughter, 
Kirstin Mary, on September 10, 1994. 
Kirstin joins brother Dylan, 18 months at 
the time of her birth. 

To Kathryn Engle '84 and Joe Stallings '84, a 
son, Clark Joseph, on November 4, 1994. 

To Paul Amirata '85 and Rene Jerome 
Amirata '88, a son, Peter Jerome, on Decem- 
ber 9, 1994. Assisting with the delivery was 
Dr. Peter Amirata '52. 

To Mary Jo Perticone Determan '85, a son, 
Joseph James, on June 3, 1994. 

To Susan Kelly Englebert '85, a son, 
Andrew John, on September 21, 1994. 
Andrew joins sister Sarah, 4. 

To Bonnie Garr Hoffman '85, a son, Jeffrey 
Brian, on May 28, 1994. Jeff joins sisters 
Megan (7), Aimee (5), and Colleen (2). 

To Libby Jaeger Marchetti '85, a son, 
Dominic, on November 10, 1994. 

To Jill DelConte Vimelson '85, a son, Brett, 
in April 1994. Brett joins brother Adam, 2 


To Mary Beth Pohlman Walker '85, a son, 
Henry Mathews, on May 19, 1994. Big 
brother Charlie is IS months old. 

To Ellen Hennessey Arthur '86, a son, 
Michael Thomas Arthur, on May 6, 1994. 

To Kim Faulkner Coulboume '87 and hus- 
band Kirk, a son, Gregory Edward, No- 
vember 14, 1994. Greg joins his sisters 
Meghan, 4, and Hillary, 2. 

To Becky Cox McVan '89 and husband 
Tom '87, a son, Conor, on January 20, 

To Robyn Christina Jayne Moore '91, a 
son, Taylor Andrew, on September 18, 

Washington College Magazine/S/in/i^i; 3995 


Cvnthia Stafford Heller is living in the sub- 
urbs of Philadelphia with her 17-year-old 
daughter. As manager of Governor Ser- 
\ices at the American College of Physicians, 
she is responsible for resource development 
and program planning for phvsicians 
elected to represent states on the national 
le\el. She recentlv fulfilled two childhood 
dreams - she hiked around a glacier in 
Alaska and explored down and around the 
Grand Can\on bv foot! She plans to return 
for reunion #23 and hopes to see Jessie 
Doukas, Chris Hoppe, Sandv Snvder, and 
Peter Wettlaufer. 

Louis House is proprietor of House & Son 
Siding. He is coming for Reunion and 
wants to see Ed McKav and Fred Price '72. 

Robert "Beef" E. Lehman, Jr. has been with 
the State Farm Fire and Casualty Company 
for 24 \ears. After being in four regional of- 
fices and the home office. Bob and his wife, 
Dottie, now li\e in Sarasota Springs, NY. 
He is the Personal Lines Fire Underwriting 
Super\isor for Maine, Massachusetts, Con- 
necticut, and Rhode Island. Bob is returning 
to Chestertown for his Reunion. 

Ed and Barbara Kemey '74 McKay are com- 
ing for Reunion and hope to see Da\e 
Brown '69, Dave Boulden, Bill Mitman '69, 
Drew McCullagh '71, Kit Erskine '72, 
Woodv Sn\der, and Jeanette Shipway 
Tribbett '68. 

Barbara Harbaugh Measell is a research 
specialist employed in data collection and 
analysis for stocking spare parts for Navy 
and Marine Corp aircraft. She is coming to 
Reunion and hopes to see Kathy Agnew 
Biddle, Jimmy Beaven, Jane Goslee, and 
Debby Green Ventis. 

Cvndy Renoff is a flight attendant for Delta 
Airlines and a wife and mother. 

Dean Skelos is an attorney and New York 
State Senator. 

John Snyder, a producer/director for 
WLVT-f V 39 (a PBS affiliate) in Bethlehem, 
PA, is coming for Reunion and hopes to see 
Tom Heald, Ty Wilde, John Franco, Joe 
Nichols, Peter Wettlaufer, Dave lsher\vood 
'74, and Bill Thompson. 

Evelyn Manolis Yokos would like to see 
Jean Hays and John Walker, Karen 
Gugielmetti Miller, and Debby Green at Re- 

/ JL Charles Andrews, M.D., was re- 
cently recognized for outstanding contribu- 
tion to the field of organ donation by 
LifeGift Organ Donor Center, where he 
ser\'es as Medical Director. 

You know the world is a changed place 
when you find Ed Deasv, shy guitar player 
of Coffeee House fame, careening wildly on 
the information superhighway. Ed, his gui- 
tar and his camera, are in Charlottesville, 
VA, and in Cyberspace. 

Ross Peddicord is a racing writer for the 
Baltimore Sun. His article on Wilbur Ross 
Hubbard, lifelong friend and trustee of WC, 
recentlv appeared in TJic Mnn/lninl Horse. 

Bohn Vergari is an attome\' with his own 
firm in White Plains, NY. His son, Bohn Jr., 
is a freshman at Williams College in Massa- 
chusetts, playing x'arsity football and hop- 
ing to join the lacrosse team in the spring. 

/ ^ Janet Stidman Exeleth is chair of 
the Public Relations sechon of the American 
Bar Association's National Association of 
Bar Execurtves until August 1995. 

Stephen Golding is Vice President of Fi- 
nance at the University of Pennsylvania. 
He has two children, ages 13 and 11. His 
wife, Cathy Emory Golding '74, is teaching 
at Wilmington Friends School and pursuing 
a career in tennis on the side. Stephen is ac- 
tive in the WC Visiting Committee and is 
watching the college to insure implementa- 
tion of the Long Range Plan, which he 
heartily endorses. 

C. A. Hutton won a gold medal at Gay 
Games IV, an international competition at- 
tended by 1 1,000 athletes and held in NYC 
in June. Competing with 1,300 swimmers 
of all ages, C. A., who swims with Team 
New York Aquatics, anchored the 200m 
mixed freestyle relay (200-h). 

Charles S. Johnson HI writes, " 1 am still 
alive and farming in western Kentucky." 

Phyllis Blumberg Kosherick was promoted 
to full professor at McMaster University. 
During the summer of '94 her family took a 
bicycle trip around the Eastern Shore of 
MD. Thev made a L]uick tour of Washing- 

Pi!/ IngcrfoU '71. an 
ii/iimm BciirJ rcp'rc- 
fcntiiliiv, attciulcil the 
National Capital Area 
Ahiinni's recep'tion at 
the DAR Museum. 
Pat (far right) is seated 
with (from left) Anita 
Cottlieh, WC's vice 
president for finance 
and administration, 
Joyce Huber Cafritz. 
chair of the 17S2 Soci- 
ety, and First Lady 
Kalherine Trout. 

ton College and Phyllis was quite im- 
pressed with the physical changes on the 
campus. She says that another highlight of 
the trip was seeing Barb Kerne)' '74 and Ed 
McKay '70, friends from WC. 

Robert K. Metaxa began his 19th year with 
EEOC this April. He says: "My federal ca- 
reer has had its ups and downs, but over 
the long haul, it has been a rewarding and 
personally satisfying endeavor. It is pos- 
sible to make a 'difference' from within." 

L\-nn Leonhardt Mielke, an attorney for 
Campen & Walsworth in Easton, MD, has 
N'olunteered to steer WC's Talbot Count 
Alumni Chapter. Her co-president is Karen 
Reisinger '90. Easton-area alumni who 
want to support this new chapter should 
call Lynn or Karen. 

Emmy Lou Spamer Swanson teaches high 
school mathematics at La Quinta High 
School in Westminster, CA. Her husband, 
Bert, is a scientist who designs and tests 
parts for high-tech communications devices 
(currently commercial satellites). The 
couple has a daughter, Amy, a freshman in 
college, and a son, Chris, a junior in high 
school. Emmy also ad\'ises a Key Club at 
school which has over 100 members and 
donates thousands of hours to community 
service each year. 

/ i3 Jack Copeland, starting another ski 
season in the Sierra Nexadas, urges skiers 
traveling to California to "look me up at 
Mammoth Mountain." 

Carole Denton tlexv to LA in December to 
compete on "Jeopardy!" The games she 
played will be aired in April. We are not al- 
lowed to preview Carole's question-asking 
abilities until after her shows are televised. 
Let us just say that WC Annual Fund offic- 
ers should consider taking Carole to lunch. 

Mike Macielag, president, Chesapeake 
Bank, Chestertown, participated this semes- 
ter in I'rofessor Terry Scout's "Power 
Lunch" program for undergraduate busi- 
ness managment majors. 


Washington College Magazine/Sprmg 1995 

John Tansev and Tim Norris '81 are the 
imagination and organization behind the 
annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tourna- 
ment. In September '94, 88 plavers teed-off 
at the Chester River Yacht and Country 
Club, raising more than $3,000 to benefit 
the endowment of the Benjamin A. Johnson 
'11 Lifetime Fitness Center. 


Chris Luhn returned to campus for 
his 20th Reunion last May with his brother, 
Jerry '70, and again in fall for Parents' Day. 

/ D Paul Boertlein, chair of the 20th Re- 
union Planning Committee, hosted a meet- 
ing of his classmates in Bill Smith. Those in 
attendance were: Bryan Matthews, Kim 
"K.C." Dine, Sally Gray Rogers, Peter and 
Sue "Dixie" Fitzgerald (and multi-species 
family), Billy Eaton, Debby Anderson, 
Keith "Sid" Dranbauer, Laura Case Plantin, 
Carol Strausburg Smith, Barbie Parris 
Lawrence, Elsa Bennett Weamer, Susan 
Brett Slaughter, Melissa Naul Clarke, and 
Pat Trams. "It was just like old times in Bill 
Smith. We did little bit of work in between 
lots of giggles and gossip." 

William "Chappy" Bowie's recent hook of 
poetry, Tlie Couicrviilor'f Song, was high- 
lighted and recommended in a column by 
John Goodspeed. 

Tom Clement manages a team of sales rep- 
resentati\'es for Abbott Laboratories in New 
York State. 

Misty Elliott Corbin, her husband, Dan, and 
daughter, Elizabeth, plan to return for Re- 
union. "I want to see eyeryone of course! 
But it would be a real bonus to see Dayid 
Watson and Joe Teti again." 

Matthew "Mike" Cordrey is living in Sum- 
mit, NJ, and has offices in Summit and 
Manhattan. He and his wife, Elissa, own a 
very old (1871) Victorian home with a yard 
that always has lots of "projects," grass and 
leaves. He coaches little league lacrosse in 
the spring and enjoys the home projects 
when they are not overwhelming, as well as 
reading, tennis, jogging, swimming, bicy- 
cling with his children, and going for walks 
with his wife. Mike plans to return for his 
20th Reunion in May 

Katherine Myrick DeProspo welcomes the 
class of 1975 back to Chestertown for Re- 
union '95. She opens her house for those 
who want to stop by and/or stay. Please 
call! 410-778-6846. 

Peter B. de Selding is Paris Bureau Chief for 
a U.S. group that publishes newspapers and 
magazines. His topics include defense and 
aerospace issues in Europe and the former 
Soviet Union. 

C/;r(s Lulin '74 and his fresliman daughter, 
Meghan Brumby, on Parents' Day. 

Kim Dine, captain of the District of Colum- 
bia Police Force, visited WC in October to 
talk about corruption in law enforcement. 
His lecture, "Can We Assure Integrity in 
Law Enforcement," was sponsored by the 
College's William James Forum. 

April Kravetz Ford writes, "At the tender 
age of 40, 1 decided to tie the knot with my 
wonderful husband, Dennis, and open a 
dress manufacturing business with two 
partners. We live in Manhattan. Dennis's 
antiques business takes us to England sev- 
eral times a year. My business finds me in 
Dallas, LA, and .Atlanta five times a year. I 
look forward to seeing my classmates in 
May. And I cannot belie\e that it has been 
20 years!" 

Scott Friedman is a cardiologist in Easton, 

Bronwvn Taylor Fry and her family are 
back in Asia. She visited the Admissions 
Office on her Christmas holiday and of- 
fered to represent WC in meetings with the 
growing numbers of students from Sri 
Lanka who are applying to WC. 

Jim George is president of Strategic Finan- 
cial Serxices, Inc., Hilton Head Island, SC. 
He is returning for Reunion and hopes to 
see Theta Chi brothers. 

Jeanna Gallo sold a story to Paramount for 
Star Trek: the Next Generation in its final sea- 
son and has several under consideration for 
the new Voyager series. 

Judy Fiander Guvnn is a music teacher in 
Tanevtown, MD. She would like to see 
Tina Beaven, Tom Middleton, Kim Sands, 
Sue Dix and Peter Fitzgerald at Reunion. 

Mary Silkowski Haves, an eighth-grade En- 
glish and reading teacher, has been lucky 
enough to tra\'el extensively since 1975. She 
enjoys long, \igorous bicycle rides, water- 
skiing, and rollerblading. She hopes to be 
reunited with Fran Patterson, Cindy Stude, 
Sally Gray, Cathy Vincent, and Betsy Cook 
in May. 

Patricia Mauser Jessup, as director for com- 
pensation. Northern Telecom, Ltd., is in- 
volved in "the worldwide design and 
implementation of reward systems that 
support the business strategy and pro\ide 
competitive advantage." She hopes to see 
Kim Stierstorfer, Billy Williams, and Marty 
Williams at Reunion. 

Paul LaCorte, a general contractor in real 
estate development and management in 
Cranford, NJ, plans to come for Reunion. 

Robert W. Larson, Jr. writes: "After bounc- 
ing from one job to another after graduat- 
ing — \'egetable picker, chef, concrete con- 
struction, classroom teacher, wrestling 
coach, and loan officer — I spent the last 12 
years in Crystal City, Arlington, VA, work- 
ing as an engineer contractor on various 
Navy weapon systems. These are: cruise 
missiles, A-6, Sh-60 and currently the Air- 
borne Low Frequency Sonar. I li\e in 
McLean with my beautiful wife and daugh- 
ter." He hopes to see at his 20th Reunion 
Richard Toomey, Mary Gat Caperton, Larry 
Falk, John Hill, Peter deSelding, Bob 
Ginsberg, April Kravetz, Pat Trams, Roy 
Larson, John Eigenbrot, Da\e Hoffman, 
Denise Pryor Royston, and many more. 

June Laurentiev Main would like to let ev- 
eryone know she's alive, well, and happily 
divorced. She is working for an environ- 
mental chemistry laboratory in Baltimore, 
in the quality control department, and won- 
ders where the last 20 years have gone. 

Betsy Downey Marks is happily married 
and celebrating the birth of her first child. 
Betsy recently retired from a 17-\'ear career 
in banking, most recently as vice president. 
Key Corp. Bank, Indianapolis, to be a full- 
time mom. 

Bryan and Susan Dunning Matthews will 
be at their 20th Reunion in May. 

Kevin Murphy, a general practice, criminal 
and civil litigation attorney, writes: "Like 
many of us at this stage in life, I'm now ex- 
periencing the "joys" of coaching my kids' 
teams. Other WC alumni seen among the 
coaching ranks are Dr. Richard "Fuzzy " 
Norris '74 (clinic lacrosse) and Jim Wentzel 
'73 (9-10 soccer.) Kevin especially would 
enjoy seeing his roommate, Chris Barnes, 
when he returns for Reunion. 

Washington College Magazine /Spnuj; 3995 


Laura Pritchett 01i\er has worked for the 
past 20 years as an editor for three different 
magazines, spent years in adyertising 
copx^vriting and is currently freelancing. 
Her husband, Cla\' 01i\er, is a nayal archi- 
tect designing .America's Cup and 
Whitbread Racers. Laura hopes to be re- 
united \sith lay Elliott, Fran Patterson, 
April Kra\etz, Janet Dribnack, Paula 
Pfieffer, Willy Ohrenschall, and Linda 

Mark Pellerin has been a real estate ap- 
praiser for eight years. He hopes to see 
Gearhart, Bowie, Trams, Williams, 
deSelding, Pippin, Caperton, Burton, 
Boertlein, Friedman, Skinner, Weekes, and 
English professor Bob Neill at Reunion. 

Douglas B. Pfeiffer and his wife, Bonna, liye 
outside of Baltimore with their two daugh- 
ters, Addie, 3, and Taylor, 1. Doug is a prin- 
cipal in the law firm of Miles and 
StocJ<bridge, a regional law firm with six 
Maryland offices as well as offices in Wash- 
ington, DC and Fairfax, VA. Doug's area of 
practice is general litigation with an empha- 
sis on insurance defense work. He hopes to 
see Roy Larson, Bryan Matthews, Greg 
Penkoff, Mike Cordrey, Bill Eaton, Bing 
Bond, and Tyler Campbell. 

Gwendolyn Bunting Rohm has been a 
housewife and mom for 14 years with occa- 
sional part-time work as a substitute 
teacher. She would like to see Carol Baker 
and Debbie Anderson at Reunion. 

Kimberley Sands is working as an editor at 
the Uniyersity of Tennessee at Knoxyille. 

Charlie Scarlett, vice president, operations 
and chief operating officer for Explorer 
Shipping Corp. in Oak Brook, IL, writes: 
"After leaving business school in \'477, 1 
spent 14 years in my family business in Bal- 
timore learning the various aspects of cargo 
shipping and travel management. Among 
other extracurricular activities, 1 was the 
Swedish Counsel in Maryland and a mem- 
ber of WC's Visiting Committee. In 1991 
my wife. Dale (Eberlein '78), and 1 mo\ed 
to Wheaton, IL where I made a long- 
planned and desired mo\e into the helicop- 
ter industrw Shortly after, I started my 
own management consulting practice serv- 
ing the helicopter industr\'. In this capacity 
I worked on heliport development for the 
1996 Olympics in .Atlanta. In October '94, 1 
accepted a job with Explorer. Over the 
years I ha\e also de\eloped keen interests 
in mountain climbing, back-packing, skiing, 
windsurfing, and thing (I am an a\ id heli- 

copter pilot), and all kinds of travel. I just 
returned from two weeks in Antarctica." 

Hugh Silcox writes the following on his Re- 
union '93 questionnaire, "Like, I am sure 
man\' of my classmates, 1 am astounded 
that 20 \ears ha\e passed since we were 
held in abject rapture b\ the words of the 
president of Franklin and Marshall Univer- 
sity while it did not rain outside Russell 
Gymnasium. In many ways, 1 would insist 
that I am the same person now that I was 
then. I would believe my heart and doubt 
the mirror and the calendar. But 1 would be 
wrong. In even more ways - and even more 
proudly - 1 am a completely different per- 
son today. I am a father, I am a successful 
professional, and I am an openly gay man. 
I would be very pleased to hear from class- 
mates who are equally incredulous." 

Robin Bern Simon is a translater for a Span- 
ish patent and trademark attorney. "My 
most interesting task is translating patent 
specifications." Robin would especially like 
to see Betty Oxerbv '74 at Reunion. 

Jeffrey R. Timm was a Presidential Fellow 
at the Salzburg Seminar on "Religion, 
Ethnicity and Self-Identity" in Austria. He 
also read his paper, "Justice and Commu- 

The Wasliiiigton College Contract with America: 
10 Promises We Will Keep 

1. To donors making GiFTS OF Cash to Washington College: 

100 percent of the face value becomes an immediate income tax 

2. To donors who transfer SECURITIES to Washington College: 
The full market \alue of the securities becomes an immediate 
income tax deduction, while capital gains tax are avoided. 

3. To donors who contribute Real PKOrERn to Washington 
College: ITie full appraised market value can be taken as an 
income tax deduction and capital gains tax can be avoided. 

4. To donors making Wills that include Washington College: 
An estate tax deduction of 100 percent of the cash or fair 
market value of the property. 

5. To donors who make a gift of Life Insurance to Washington 
College: An immediate and possibly subsequent tax deduction 
on remaining premiums. 

6. To donors who contribute a Life Estate in Residence or Farm 
to Washington College: An immediate tax deduction; contin- 

ued use and enjoyment of property; avoidance of capital gains 
tax; possible federal estate tax savings. 

7. To donors who establish a Gift Annuity with WC: An 
immediate tax deduction; partially tax-exempt income for life at 
highly competitive interest rates. If funded with appreciated 
property, gains are reported over donor's life expectancy. 

8. To donors establishing a Charitable Annuity Trust with WC : 
A fixed payout with income for life; avoidance of capital gains 
tax; possible federal estate tax savings. 

9. To donors creating a Charitable Uniirust with Washington 
College: A hedge against future inflation through fluctuating 
annual income based on a percentage of the trust's fair market 
value; a significant tax deduction based on the value of the 
remainder interest; avoidance of capital gains tax; possible 
federal estate tax savings. 

10. To donors contributing to a POOLED INCOME FuND: Income 
payments as a pro rata share of the fund's income; tax deduction; 
avoidance of capital gains; possible federal estate tax savings, 
the convenience of installment donations in smaller amounts. 

Woidd you like to bum' more nhoiil how you cnn iiiiproi'C your financial iiiuatioii ami help Wa^hiii\;loii Colle\;f al the same time? 

Call l-Snn-422-17fi2,ext. 7801. 


Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 

nitv: A Hindu Perspective" at the 7th East- 
West Philosophers' Conference in Hono- 
lulu, Hawaii in January. He would like to 
see Ben Inloes, Joe Tet, John and Jim Akin, 
Sarah Gearhart, and Sue Pippin at Reunion. 

Frank "Jay" Vogel is vice president respon- 
sible for alumni relations, fundraising, mar- 
keting, public relations, and publications 
for Bea\er College in Pennsvlvania. He 
wants to see Jim Thompson at Reunion. 

In 1992 The Hon. William J. Walls was ap- 
pointed bv the Governor to a 12-year term 
as judge of Family Court of the State of 
Delaware. The classmates he would like to 
see at Reunion are "too numerous to list." 

'76 Da 

Da\id Knepler operates Safe At 
Home, a business that sells, installs, and 
services products designed to make homes 
safer for children and the elderly. 

/ / Ric Br\'ant is married with chil- 
dren — three of them — Carter, Rustin, and 
Jack. He saw Dugan in California this sum- 
mer, and has this to say: "Where are you, 
Merrill Johnson '81?" 

Paul J. Noto was elected to the Westchester 
County Legislature, District 6, in November 
1993. Formerly Mayor of Mamaronak, NY, 
for nine years, Paul's district includes 
Mamaronak, Harrison, Port Chester and 
Rye Brook, New York. 

/ O Robin Brown is director of thera- 
peutic groups in the psychiatric unit of At- 
lantic City Medical Center. 

Ann Wilford Causey writes, "We've all had 
a wild year. Loss of dear friend, John 
Baden '79, brought me back in touch with 
many great friends. Shortly after, I was hit 
by a drunk dri\er and have been recovering 
slowly since then. An\one visiting lovely 
Kennett Square, PA, please stop in." 

LCDR Gail Emow recently transferred back 
to Washington, DC, after two years in com- 
mand in Abilene, TX, and one year at the 
US Army Command and General Staff Col- 
lege in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Gail is glad to 
be back East and learning more about space 

Linda Hamilton co-starred in Silent Full, a 
movie that was partly filmed in Talbot 
County. The movie premiered exclusively 
at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD, a 
week before its official opening date. WC 
alumni reunited for cocktails and then went 
eii inasi to the movies. 

Mary Ellen Aiken Lyman is a middle school 
counselor in Lake Havasu City, AZ. She 
ser\'es on the governing board of the Ari- 
zona School Counselors Association and 

(From left) Amixi 
liiicklec 'S2, jay 
Ycun^ 'SI, and Ccoff 
Garinlhcr 'SI arc nrw 
nwnibcn of the WC 
Visiting Committee, 
which met on campus 
thif fall. 

will be making a presentation at a national 
conference on at-risk students this spring. 
She and her husband also are busy trying to 
get used to being the parents of a high 
school student. 

Matt Morris is the father of two )'Oung la- 
crosse players. 

Harold Norton, who practices law in Bel 
Air, MD, recently was appointed to the 
Planning Commission of the City of Haxre 
de Grace. 

Walter "Drew" Romans is an a\'id golfer 
and the father of an 18-month-old daughter. 

Shelley Sharp and her husband, Greg 
Young, are enjoying the warm weather and 
year-round sun in Florida. "Nowhere, 
however, is as beautiful as the Chesapeake 
Bay." Sheeley's new job as global business 
consultant for IBM Global Network is keep- 
ing her very busy and often on the road. 

Bruce Smith coordinates home care for 
people li\ing with AIDS for a gay/lesbian 
clinic in Washington. He says that it is an 
incredibh' rewarding experience, a long 
way from what he expected to do as an art 
history major. 

David P. Smith and his girlfriend, Mary, 
visited France last May. They had a great 
time and Dave's three and a half years of 
French at WC enabled them to recei\e 
much personalized attention, especially in 
Strasberg museums and talking on the 
street to Alsacians who spoke only French 
and German. 

Rev. Carlos E. Wilton recently completed 
the requirements for a Ph.D. degree from 
the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. 
He will formally recei\e the degree at the 
next graduation ceremony, which takes 
place in July 1995. 


Peter Gentry is playing polo in Vir- 
ginia and scored two goals on Saturday, 
July 9th for a local squad. He also contin- 

ues to sail competitively and represented 
USAir last October with both a 38 and a 42- 
footer in the Caribbean. 

Andrew Hundertmark was recently certi- 
fied as a scuba diver and is heading to the 
Cayman Islands for a \acation. His daugh- 
ter, Alexis, 9, is in third grade at Roland 
Park School. 

Steve Wilkinson started his own graphic 
design compan\' with his brother in Sep- 
tember 1992. His current clients include the 
Baltimore Orioles, Balhmore CPL Football, 
major league baseball, and several national 
non-profit organizations. 

OU Carolyn Choate-Tumbull was one 
of eight women recently honored by the 
New Hampshire YWCA for their humani- 
tarian contributions to their respective com- 
munities. Carolyn is the executive pro- 
ducer for public affairs programming for 
W13 BG, a non-profit low-power television 
station owned by Franklin Pierce Law' 
School. Since joining the station in 1988, 
she has produced over 20 local and state 
political election specials, many of which 
have encouraged NH's ethnic minorities, 
women, and the politically disenfranchised 
to exercise their right to vote. 

Tim Connor, his wife, Katie, and their two 
boys, Sam, 5, and Tim, 2 1 /2, just returned 
from living in Hong Kong for two years. 
Tim's work with Lehman Brothers took 
them all over Asia including China, Indone- 
sia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. He 
and his family "are happy to return to the 
civilization of the Bay area — but we will 
miss the food." Tim is back working as a 
Senior Vice President in Lehman Brothers' 
in\estment banking group. 

Jonathan Glazer is married to Kimberly 
Fisher '78. They have three children, 
Rebecca, 8, Matthew, 6, and Michael, 2, and 
live in Centreville, VA. 

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Northmore W. Hamill re- 
cently received the Navy Commendation 
Medal. He was cited for meritorious ser- 

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vice while sening as a maintenance di\ i- 
sion officer at Naval Station, Rota, Spain. 
The commendation medal singles out an 
individual senice member for his initiatixe 
in making a significant contribution to the 
accomplishment of the command's mis- 
sion. Hamill is currentlv assigned with He- 
licopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) 
40, Naval Air Station, Mayport, FL. 

Steve Kinlock recently was elected to the 
Talbot Count\' Council. Steve received the 
most votes in a field of nine candidates in 
his first run for elected office. 

Elizabeth Montcalm-Mazzilli moved to 
lacksonxille, NC in October 1994. She is a 
laboratory officer stationed at Camp 
Lejeune Na\al Hospital. 

Steve Perr\' recently \isited Peru, El 
Sa\ador, and Dominican Republic as cash 
manager for Catholic Relief Ser\ices. He is 
still rowing and coaching lohns Hopkins 

O i Charles P. Curtis attended the Bos- 
ton alumni reunion at the Head of the 
Charles Regatta. 

Trisha McGee recenth' xsas promoted from 
associate editor to top editor of the Kent 
Ccuiiti/ jVtTc.-;. 

Molly Meehan Muir Nicol is xvorking for 
IBM and living in the suburbs of Detroit. 

Tim Norris and his wife Megan ha\e three 
children and are living in Baltimore, where 
Tim is a stockbroker. Tim and John Tansey 
'73 are the organizers of the Annual Alumni 
Golf Tournament. 

Dave Panasci has joined the faculty at NYU 
School of Medicine in the Radiology Dept. 
as a member of the Neuroradiology Section. 
He says that "hanging out with the Stymies 
and Boffers prepared me well for my new 
job at Bellevue Hospital — lots of party 
people xvith brain atrophy." 


Chuck Bell is lix'ing in Annapolis 
with his wife, Carol, and their two children, 
Catherine, 4, and Charlie, 1. 

Gail Krall Hudson completed her degree in 
pharmacy at UMBC in May 1994. She is 
working for Neighbor Care Pharmacies in 
Baltimore City, where she li\es with her 
husband, Lee, and two cats. 

Jean Merrick Maddux lives in Baltimore 
and is the mother of three boys. She hopes 
to plan a WC party in March 1995 when the 
WC lacrosse team plays Denison in Balti- 

Mark Squillante receix'ed his M.S. degree in 
computer science from Columbia Univ. in 
1985 and Ph.D. from the University of 
Washington, Seattle, in 1990. He has been a 
research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. 
Watson Research Center, Yorktown 
Heights, NY, since 1990, and an adjunct fac- 
ulty member of the Dept. of Computer Sci- 
ence at Columbia University since 199]. 


On June 78. 7995. Catherine E. Cole '92 wed 
C. Douglas Sarno U '93 in Bedford, NY. 
Bridesmaids included Staci Vendelis '92, 
Tracy Crcenawalt '92, and Margaret 
Cappelletti. Will Brandenburg '93 zvas a 
groomsman. Kathleen Robbins '92, Karen 
Strite)ioff'92, and Katie Bcernink '92 were 
readers in the ceremony. Other WC alumni 
in attendance were Courtney Davis '91, Sa- 
rah Polk '91, John Herring '93, Miriam 
Dittman '92, Vincc Sanudo '92, Dave Snyder 
'92, Sam Cessner '93, Gerry Scully '93, Than 
Parker '93, Ion Mulvany '93, Conci Pope '93, 
Berna Kemahli, Mary Warthen Brandenburg 
'61, Buzz Brandenburg '58, and WC's own 
Kevin Coveney. The couple took a locdding 
trip to SI. Lucia and are iiiitc living in At- 

Todd Harman '84 to Vandy Faircloth, on 
November 4, 1994. 

Molly Hussman '85 to Robert Ellis, on Oc- 
tober 8, 1994. They were married at Roslyn 
Farm in Montgomery County in Maryland. 

Duncan B. Wells, D.D.S. '87 to Anne Marie 
Connick, on July 30, 1994. 

Robert Alexander '88 to M. L. Hagy, on 
April 9, 1994. In attendance were Ryan 
Bailey '88 and Joe MacAleer '88. 

Sarah Dunning Brittain '88 to Robert 
Brittain in 1993. They live in Rhode Island. 

Sherri Duffield '88 to Jonathan Brown on 
October 8, 1994. 

Heidi Usilton '91 to Neil Thomas Kullberg, 
on June 18, 1994. 

Paula Cutniingham '88 M'91 and D. Chris- 
topher Pavon were married on April 2, 1994 
in Cliestertoivn. Pictured with the bride and 
groom are (front row, I to r): Ruth Vaeth 
Reed '86, Melody Redman Diiffe '88, Jennifer 
lefferson Miller '91. Melanie Wade Wing '89, 
Teresa Hatcherson '88, John Nunn 'SO, and 
Nancy Koster Nunn '79. (Back roiv: John 
Wayne '73, Sarah Luke Taylor '90, Mary 
Brown '87, Jennifer Wadkovsky '94 , Peter 
Mendivil '88, the videolographer Phyllis 
Llondorf Marsh '71, Basil Wadkoi'sky '61, 
and G. Mitchell Moxoell '73. Other WC 
grads attending but not pictured included: 
Carrie Schrieber '38, Diane McDanolds Spry 
'7(1, and Doug Wnntting '89. 

Christy Albright '93 to Robert M. Noble 
'92, on June 4, 1994. 


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From 1982 to 1985 he was a member of the 
Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laborato- 
ries, Murray Hill, NJ. His research interests 
concern the design, analysis and theory of 
computer systems, including mathematical 
modeling, scheduling, algorithms, and dis- 
tributed and parallel systems. 

OO Jeff Donahoe is working as a 
writer "of everything from deep science to 
advertising" at Georgetown Medical Cen- 
ter. He is doing some freelance writing on 
health and fitness and arts and entertain- 
ment as well. He says he enjoys lix'ing in 
DC and keeps busy despite the fact that he 
claims to be"the last person in America 
with neither a microwave nor a television." 

Tom Maher enjoyed his summer in Trappe, 
MD, with his wife. Lone, and friends, Keisi 
and Thomas, who report: "We cannot get 
off the Eastern Shore." 

O^ Jeanmarie Fegely Alls is still work- 
ing as Administrative Assistant to the Mod- 
em Languages Department at Bryn Mawr 
College. She also is teaching French to chil- 
dren ages 5-16 under the auspices of Alli- 
ance Francaise School of Philadelphia. 

JoAnn Fairchild '84 completed her master's 
degree in psychology from Washington 
College in August. 

Harris Friedberg has joined NatWest Bank 
as an assistant vice president. He is a re- 
gional business advisor, providing loans 
and other services to small businesses in 
Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden coun- 
ties in New Jersey. 

Tom Keefe is a sales rep at Southern Con- 
tainer, selling corrugated containers. He 
was married in 1986 and lives with his wife 
Barbara and children Tommy, 6, Tara, 3, 
and Tyler, 1. 

Mary Madison completed law school at the 
University of California, Davis and joined 
the California bar. She worked on Native 
American and environmental law issues, 
drove tomato trucks, played in a few bands, 
and just completed an organic farming ap- 
prenticeship at a Zen Buddhist Center in 
Sausalito, CA, where she is studying and 
practicing Buddhism. 

Peter Morgan has been married to his wife, 
Maureen, for 5 years; the couple has an 18- 
month-old girl, Spencer Arielle. Peter is Re- 
gional Sales Manager for Peerless Heater 
Co. Maureen is on the Cardiac Surgery 
Team at Hackensack Medical Center and 
has an R.N. BSN. Thev reside in 
Ridgewood, NJ, a Bergen Co. suburb of 
NYC. Peter says that although a business 
trip made it impossible for him to attend 
his 10th reunion, he was there in spirit. 


Tenth Reunioners already con- 
firmed in 1994 for Reunion 1995 are Paul 
Amirata, Scott Behm, Phyllis Proctor 
Bergenholtz, Cathy MacPhee Brill, Laura 
Jenkins Brown Amy Farmer Cassilly, Missy 
Combes, Daniel Coon ("hopefully"), 
Michael Cranston, Amy d'Ablemont, Janice 
Daue, Terri DeLancey, Frank DiMondi, 
Molly Hussman Ellis, Susan Kelly 
Englebert, Denise Hernandez, Bonnie Garr 
Hoffman, Paige Rolfes Horine, Patrick 
LaMoure, Arthur Littman, Elizabeth 
Muntzing McKaig, Lisa Mendelson, Patrice 
Miller-Burdalski, Nimi Natan, Carol 
Pursell, Kimberley Herrmann Ruark, 
Allison Barth Sherman, Tom Tansi, Mary 
Beth Pohlman Walker, and Jill DelConte 

Paul A. Amirata and Rene Jerome Amirata 
'88 celebrated the birth of their first child, 
Peter Jerome, on December 9, 1994. Assist- 
ing on the deliverv was Dr. Peter Amirata 


Heather McAlpine Barnes is a science 
teacher and raises (seedstock, purehreds) 
Red Angus cattle. 

Scott Behm, executive meeting manager for 
Marriott in Falls Church, VA, Frank 
DiMondi, Wyoming Concrete Industries, 
Wyoming, DE, and Lisa Mendelson, senior 
planner for General Services Administra- 
tion in D.C., met with Professor Terry Scout 
and the Alumni Office to plan WC's Cel- 
ebration and Reunion of Ten Years of Busi- 
ness Management Majors. This special re- 
union, scheduled for Saturday, May 21, will 
include a discussion about the impact of in- 
teractive technologies on business 
managment, directed by John Hall '73, an 
officer of Time Warner Inc. 

Phyllis Proctor Bergenholtz is a counselor 
for the Infants and Toddlers program in 

Novelist Peter Tiirchi 
'82 volunteered to 
chair the Frieiidf of the 
Wnshiiii^lon College 
Literary House, a com- 
mittee of ahiinni sup- 
porting the O'Neill 
Literan/ House and its 
programs. Other vol- 
unteers are: row one: 
Gina Braden 'S9, 
David Heahj '8S. Bob 
Burkliolder '72, John 
Parker '55, (row two) 
Paul Henderson '87, 
David Roach '71, 
Sandy Scholar '78, 
Peter Turchi, Professor 
Bennett Lamond; 
(row three) Mary 
Daugherty Wood '68, Kathy Wagner '79, 
Jennifer Harrison '89, and Professor Bob Day. 
Not pictured are Sarah Cearliart 75, Claire 
Moivbray-Golding '80, Natalie Broivn 
McKnight '84, Sue Luster '72, and Sue Di Leo 

Queen Anne's Co. She is a national and 
state certified alcoholism counselor. 

Marge Betlev is managing director. New 
Music-Theater Ensemble and affiliate writer 
with American Theatre Magazine. 

Cathy MacPhee Brill manages over one mil- 
lion square feet of retail properties through- 
out the southeast. 

Laura Jenkins Brciwn is a second grade 
teacher at St. Ignatius School in Ft. Wash- 
ington, MD. 

Amy Farmer Cassilly has been married to 
Andrew Cassilly for two years. He is a 
teacher and varsity lacrosse coach at Bel Air 
High School. She is looking forward to Re- 
union so she can see again "the people and 
the place that gave me so many great 

Daniel W. Coon is enjoying a successful ca- 
reer with the Howard County Police De- 
partment. He was promoted three times in 
the past year and is currently Detective Ser- 
geant, Commander of the Vice and Narcot- 
ics Division Street Drug Unit. He li\'es in 
the Baltimore area with his wife, Cindy, 
and two-year-old daughter, Danielle. He 
says hello to "Tadder," the Fed and "Lynx", 
the N.J. Local. "Keep in touch and be safe." 

Michael Cranston is an attorney. 

Janice Daue is director of communications 
for the Enterprise Foundation in Columbia, 
MD. The Foundation is a national non- 
profit organization dedicated to providing 

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decent affordable housing for low-income 

After eight years as a naval officer, Terri 
DeLancey had a "\ery brief stint as a postal 
letter carrier." Currenth' she enjoys the life 
of a housewife in Brandvwine, MD, with 
husband, John, and daughter, Nina. 

Susan Kelh' Englebert writes: "I am a stay- 
at-home mom and 1 love it! 1 really enjoy 
the time I spend with my daughter and son. 
1 would not go back to work for any 
amount of money." 

Rob Gaddis is responsible for the marketing 
of Caterpillar products in their New En- 
gland territorv. 

Kevin R. Giblin has been teaching algebra 
and historv at Mater Dei School in Be- 
thesda, MD, for 10 years. He also is head la- 
crosse coach at Georgetown Preparatory 
School. He sends his hellos to the long lost 
Ste\e Be\ille, to Dr. Fallaw, and to Coach 
Corcoran in Philadelphia. 

Michele J. Lacher Groseclose completed her 
M.S. in Technical Management, with an em- 
phasis in Systems Engineering and Project 
Management, at the Johns Hopkins Univer- 
sity in August 1994. 

Denise Hernandez is a detective for the 
Morris County (NJ) Prosecutor's Office. 
She is presently assigned to media relations 
and handles all press conferences, press re- 
leases, and all media matters. 

Bonnie Garr Hoffman, a writer of romance 
novels, says: "Ten years is a long time. I've 
gotten married, had four children, and held 
a myriad of jobs to support my writing ca- 
reer. 1 ha\e nine completed novels and am 
currently refining one for a publisher in 
New York. Life looks great!" 

Paige Rolfes Horine and her husband have 
had a busy year. They just finished renovat- 
ing a house in Ruxton, MD, and have a 
beautiful baby daughter, 3 -month-old De- 
\on Paige. Paige is working for Glaxo Inc. 

Theodore Jenkins works in institutional 
sales for Alex Brown & Sons in Baltimore. 

Patrick J. LaMoure is serving as the Chief of 
Administrative Law Branch in the Chief 
Counsel's Office of the U.S. Army's Com- 
munication & Electronics Command at Ft. 
Monmouth, NJ. He has recently returned 
from a three year tour of duty in Heidel- 
berg, Germany ser\ing as a Dept. of Army 
Attorney on the European Trial Team, Con- 
tract Appeals Division. 

Arthur Littman is a project engineer with a 
construction management company. 

Jonathan McKnight is an environmental bi- 
ologist for the Maryland Dept. of Natural 

Patrice Miller-Burdalski is a State Farm In- 
surance agent. 

Nimi Natan, is a new member of the Wash- 
ington College Visiting Committee. He 
writes that he's also a "polka dancing in- 
structor. (Really!)" 

William Davis Naughton, Jr. married 
Joanne Polin in May 1994 at the Rehoboth 
Country Club in Delaware. Thev honey- 
mooned in Alaska and Western Canada 
and li\e in Boca Raton, FL. He is working 
on tenting for hospitality, press, corporate 
\'illage... for Super Bowl to be held in Mi- 
ami. He says that he would lo\e to hear 
from WC friends who \isit Florida. 

Carole Purcell is the assistant to the vice 
president of Helmslev-Spear, Inc. a com- 
mercial real estate managment company. 

Kimberlev Herrmann Ruark is a mom. 

Allison Barth Sherman lives in Wisconsin 
with her husband of three years, Jim, their 
daughter, Browyn Lynn, 3, and new son, 
Graham Montgomery, bom July 6, 1994. 

Jill DelConte Virnelson obtained her 
master's degree in Student Personnel Ser- 
vices and is working as a guidance counse- 
lor at Audubon High School. In April she 
and her husband Scott had another baby 
(see Births). 

Elizabeth Guastavino Wilk is registrar for 
the Museum of American Glass in Wheaton 
Village, Millville, NJ. 

OO Jeff Harrison completed his eighth 
year of teaching math at Aberdeen High 
School in Harford Co., MD. He has worked 
a few summers at Aberdeen Proving 
ground as a research assistant as well. He 
enjoys his own gymnastics team year- 
round and travels during school breaks. 

Correction: Nancv Gillio-Terry and her hus- 
band, Phil, have been living in Birming- 
ham, England, since last January. Nancy is 
singing in the chorus of the famous City of 
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra directed 
by Simon Battle, and will be touring in Eu- 
rope and the Far East with the chorus and 
orchestra. Phil teaches at the University of 

Odette Powers Newton lives in the Dallas 
suburbs, working very hard to keep her 
children, Jessica, 2 1/2, and Richard, 16 
mo., happy. 

Beatrix H. Richards has been promoted to 
assistant manager of the Federalsburg 
branch of Proxident State Bank. She is also 
a licensed insurance and real estate agent. 

Paula Carlson Saddler recently earned her 
certification to teach high school English 
and is now teaching full-time at Oakton 
High School in Fairfax County, VA. 

Kelly Welsh Stout, Dorothy Clarke Clifford 
'36, and Branch Warfield '47 recently 
starred in a community theater production 
of Neal Simon's The Prisoner ofSixoiui Ai'- 
ciuic. Although Branch and Kelly have 
lieen active in community theater for years, 
this production marked Dorothy's return to 
the stage for the first time since 1936, when 
she had appeared in a production of 
Fhinwnxi Home at WC. 

IVi O / Dan Bea\er, a strong supporter 
of the drug legalization campaign, ran as 
the Libertarian candidate for a Delaware 
seat in the House of Representati\es. 

O / Scott Butler bought a house in Sil- 
ver Spring, MD with Jeff Cessna. (They are 
not gav). Scott consults at NASA/Goddard 
Space Flight Center when he's not finishing 
his Ph.D. or teaching at UMCP. 

Sue DePase]uale is the editor of Johns 
Hopkins Magazine. 

Jennifer Leach is working in the Latin 
American division of the World Bank in 
Washington, DC. She is presently focusing 
on social programs in Bolivia, including 
work on a complete reform of the education 

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system and mangement of a social invest- 
ment fund to assist the Bolivian govern- 
ment in improving health and education 

Duncan B. Wells, DDS was a May 1994 
graduate of UMBC's College of Dental Sur- 
gery. After graduation he was married to 
Anne Marie Connick of Severna Park, MD. 
They moved to Pocomoke City, MD, where 
Duncan has opened a general dentistry 
practice. He invites any alumni passing 
through the area to stop by. 

OO Judie Taylor Berry is Associate Di- 
rector of Development, working with the 
Sho'men Club, Parents' Teams and Class 
Agents. She resides in Chestertown with 
her husband, Dennis M'87, who is Director 
of Student Activities and Recreation. The 
couple has a daughter, Tasha, 18, and son, 
Justin, 15. 

David Marshall, head tennis pro at Sea 
Colony in Bethany Beach, DE, teamed with 
Patsy Stewart of Salisbury, MD, to win the 
Layton's Salisburv Sports Club mixed 
doubles title in February. Marshall also 
won the LSSC Holiday Men's Singles Tour- 
nament title. 

(Jy Anne Lindenbaum Albert finished 
her Master of Social Work degree from the 
University of MD in May 1994. She is now 
enjoying her position as a Clinical Social 
Worker with the BARC Foster Care Pro- 
gram. She lives in Hampstead, MD, with 
her husband John '88. 

Michele Baize is a Ph.D. candidate at the 
University of Rochester, NY. She is writing 
a dissertation on Gertrude Stein and teaches 
composition and poetry at Nazareth Col- 
lege and University of Rochester. 

Neal Boulton, formerly the Art Director at 
Landscape Architccinrc, has returned to the 
staff of Architecture magazine as Art Direc- 
tor. On August 20th, he married Claire 
Davis. They live in Washington, DC. 

Jeff Cessna '89 and Scott Butler '87 have 
bought a house together in Silver Spring, 
MD. Jeff is a physicist at the National Insti- 
tute at Standards and Tecfmologv in the Ra- 
dioactivity Group. He spends his week- 
ends hiking and canoeing. 

Erin Back Courtney taught at Patapsco 
High School in Baltimore Co. and Parkville 
Middle School. After five years at Parkville 
Erin resigned and began working at St. 
Paul's School for Boys. She is now "in re- 
tirement" from teaching and on her way to 
becoming a full-time mom. 

Marti Dyer had her work published in Edge 
of Twilight, a treasury of today's poetry 

compiled by The National Library of Po- 
etry. Her poem is entitled "Why I Never 
Took To Drinking." 

Dan Feiner has just opened the Brew Moon 
brewery in Boston. He says that a science 
major would be welcome to do an appren- 
tice or internship in microbrewery, and re- 
minds us that "learning to brew beer is 
emerging as a growth industry!" 

Carrie Naff Johnson and Michael Johnson 
'90 have relocated to Georgia, where Carrie 
is completing a clinical psychology intern- 
ship at the Bradley Center of St. Francis 
Psychiatric Hospital in Columbus. Michael 
received a master's degree in business ad- 
ministration in May 1992 and is currently a 
manager for Kinney, Inc., in Atlanta. 

Scott Jones and wife Deeann Pinczok '92 re- 
cently built a home in Plant City, FL. Scott 
has begun his sixth year with Dixon Valve 
and Coupling Co. as Branch Manager of 
their Tampa location. Deeann is a recruiter 
for Romac Int'l , specializing in the place- 
ment of accounting professionals. Scott and 
Deeann's "door is always open to friends." 

Veda Gresser Mitchell is residing with her 
husband of 2 1/2 years, William, in Balti- 
more. She has been teaching English for 
Baltimore City Schools since the fall of 1990. 
She is pursuing her master's degree in Pub- 
lication Design at the Univ. of Baltimore. 

Rob Simms recently mo\'ed to Richmond, 
VA, where he is trying to buy a Hinkle's 

Kelly Spencer recently moved to Alexan- 
dria, VA, and is currently working at 
KPMG Peat Marwick in Washington, DC. 


Steve Attias writes: "After dating 
Elizabeth for five years we ha\'e decided to 
tie the knot (4/22/95). We are selling my 
townhouse and purchasing a new home in 
Timonium one mile from where I live now. 
We are both excited to return to Chester- 
town and visit with former classmates." 

Carrie L. Blackburn became the newest as- 
sociate with Hartman and Parrett, a general 
practice law Hrm in Annapolis, in August 
1994. She is debating whether she should 
leave Federal Hill and move to Annapolis. 

Jeanne King Edwards, office manager for 
Haven Harbour marina in Rock Hall, Brian 
Kelly, financial consultant for Merrill Lynch 
in Baltimore, and Peter Mailer, financial 
planner for Morgan Financial Group in 
Lutherville, MD, met with Professor Terry 
Scout and the Alumni Office staff to plan a 
tenth reunion for business management 
majors. This event, scheduled for Saturday, 
May 21, will include a discussion about the 

impact of interactive technologies on busi- 
ness managment, directed by John Hall '73, 
an officer of Time Warner Inc. 

Jennifer Nicholson Holden is a fifth grade 
teacher at Sudlersville Elementary School. 
She married Martin Thomas Holden on 
June 22, 1991. Jennifer is pursuing a 
master's degree in English from WC. 

Kevin Langan's successful efforts to restore 
his '64 Volvo were recently highlighted in 
an article in the New York Neu'fdai/. 

Christine Wiant Luntenatti is living near 
Hot Springs, AR, with her husband, 
Michael, and two-year-old daughter, Jessie. 
She is working with emotionally disturbed 
children at Rivendell Psychiatric Center. 

Neil Macindoe and Sarah Pyle Macindoe 
'90 were married in August 1992. They 

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purchased a home in Sevema Park, MD. 
Sarah works at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius 
in Washington and is actise in the Junior 
League of Annapolis and area tennis. Neil 
is a federal in\estigator uith the US Office 
of Personnel Management, and spends his 
evenings at the University of Baltimore 
School of Law. Thev both enjoy sailing on 
the Bay and occasionally visit Chestertown 
to manel at the transformation of campus. 

Gerald T. Peden is living in Georgetown, 
DE, and is working in Rehoboth Beach, DE, 
as a bank manager for Mellon Bank. He is 
also working toward his M.A. through the 
University of Delaware. 

Carole L. Reece reported that after gradua- 
tion she li\ed in Baltimore for one \ear 
with Beth Matthews and worked at a law 
firm downtown. She moved to Raleigh, 
NC, in 1992 and worked as a legal assistant 
for one year before starting law school at 
Wake Forest in Winston-Salem. She 
brought her RA experience from WC and 
has been the undergraduate hall director 
for 250 women for t\vo years. She still plays 
club field hocke\' when time permits. She 
will graduate from law school in May and 
plans to litigate and practice family law. 

Karen Reisinger is an associate attorney for 
Ewing, Dietz, Turner, and Kehoe in Easton, 
MD. Karen and Lynn Leonhart Mieike '73 
have volunteered to steer a Talbot County 
Alumni Chapter. Alumni in the Easton 
area who wish to support this new Chapter 
should call Karen or Lynn. 

Mary Caroline Riner is a proposal writer at 
the NRA Foundation. She researches and 
writes proposals about the National Rifle 
Association's safety and educational pro- 
grams to raise money from corporations 
and foundations beyond those contributed 
annually through membership dues. She is 
a doctoral candidate in the School of Phi- 
losophy at Catholic University of America. 

Michael Sell is adjusting to civilian life after 
Marine tours in Somalia and Rwanda. Note 
for Chris Brower: "Are you still alive?" If so 
call (202)631-3171. 

Katina Smith just graduated from Ohio 
State with an M.A. in education and is 
working at the Bank of Boston in training 
and development. 

After spending some time teaching, 
Catherine Smithmver has enrolled in a 
clinical psychology Ph.D. program at the 
University of Delaware, and plans to work 
with adolescents. Her e-mail address is 

Rina Nielson and Gregory Terry work as 
caretakers on a 230-acre farm near Easton, 

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MD. Their charges include horses, sheep, 
dogs, cats, and lots of wildlife. They are 
definitely coming for their Fifth Reunion. 

Wendy Snow Walker li\es in Cumberland, 
MD, with her husband Dennis, and daugh- 
ter, Whitney. She is bus\' with her dance 
school, Kinderstars Dance and Drama 
Academy, which doubled enrollment last 
year. She is also costumer for the 
Cumberland Classical Ballet Society and 
has created over 100 costumes for this 
year's production of The Nutcracker, (in 
which her daughter made her dancing de- 
but). This past October Wendy returned to 
WC to give a lecture on costuming for 
dance at the Annual MD State Dance Festi- 
\al. She says hello to her fellow classmates 
— "Hope to see you in May!" 

Matthew T. Weir is opening an office in 
Mexico. He states he will be "exporting 
hazardous waste generated in Mexico back 
to the US." He will be back to Washington 
College in May '95! 

Sharon Orser Wilson works at the Union 
Memorial Sports Medicine center in Balti- 
more as a physical therapist. She li\es in 
Catonsville with husband. Matt Wilson '89. 

Kristine Winschel Woods, a family home 
care provider, runs a child care facility for 
military dependents out of her home. 

y A. Eric Bach lives in Towson, MD. He 
worked for Democratic candidate Gary 
Brewster's campaign. 

Kristin Callazzo lives in Brentwood, CA, 
and works with a company that specializes 
in stress management consulting. 
Robin Dolan v\orks for Strategic Diagnos- 
tics Inc. in Newark, DE. She also has her 
own business petsitting for clients who 
travel and need pet care. 

Heidi Usilton Kullberg is teaching 6th 
grade science and language arts classes in 
Georgia. She graduated from Georgia 

Jennifer Crouch 
Sxvoboiia '91 (front 
left). (1 human factors 
engineer at the Anny 
Re>earcli Lilvratciry at 
Alvriiecn Proving 
Grounds, returned to 
canipuf to ff'cak with 
psyclwlogy students 
about her research into 
the relationship he- 
tuven people and ma- 
chines, jen is pictured 
with current students. 
Dr. Cecilia Acocella, 
and her colleague. Dr. 
lames Walrath. 

Southern University with a degree in 
Middle Grades Ed. and has an internship 
on St. Catherine's Island on the coast of 
Georgia studying the nesting habits of the 
loggerhead sea turtle. She and her hus- 
band, Neil, hope to return to Kent County. 

Jennifer Mauser received her M.S. in Opera- 
tions Research from William and Mar\' in 
December 1993. She works as Operations 
Research Analyst for the Naval Center for 
Cost Analysis. 


Adriane Beane has joined Long and 
Foster Realtors as a sales associate in the 
firm's Bethesda/ Hampden Square Office. 

Peter Dejong is living in East Norwalk, CT, 
and is still employed by the Arts and Enter- 
tainment Cable Network in Stamford, CT. 
He is actively involved in the preparation 
for the launch of A&E's newest cable ser- 
vice. The History Channel. 

Jenifer Grindle Dolde writes that after 
graduating with a M.A. in history and cer- 
tificate in Museum Studies from the Uni- 
versity of Delaware she has found a job as 
curator at Delaware Agricultural Museum 
and Village in Dover, DE. She will also be 
teaching a course in U.S. Women's History 
at Cecil Community College in Spring '95. 

Pamela Feeney is a production coordinator 
with United Communications Group, a 
large multimedia company. She is respon- 
sible for coordinating printing for all the 
company's newsletters. Pam is getting mar- 
ried in May 1995. 

John Kelly lives in Alexandria, VA, and 
works for MCI Communications Inc. in Ar- 
lington as a billing analyst. He takes classes 
at George Washington University towards 
fulfillment of his master's degree in tele- 
communications. He travels to Chester- 
town frequently as the alumni advisor for 
the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. This spring, 
he finished his 2nd season as an assistant 
lacrosse coach for Langley High School. 


Washington College Magazine/Spring 1995 

Troy Petenbrink is cumniunications coordi- 
nator for the National Association of People 
with AIDS. Troy came to campus to talk 
with undergraduates on World AIDS Day, 
December 1 . 

Rachael Rice is a legislative aide to Delegate 
Mary Louise Press (D) and is working on 
her re-election campaign. Rachael is also 
head coach of girls' varsity and junior var- 
sity tennis at John Carroll School. 

ZJ\J Noah Bate has joined Cranford 
Johnson Robinson Woods as ALLTEL copy 
specialist. He is responsible for both print 
and broadcast advertising. 

Seth Engel urges fellov\' alumni to "look me 
up when in DC." His address is 2003 
Kalorama Rd., NW ; Washington, DC 
20009. Phone 202-462-9736. 

After a vear of substitute teaching, Laura 
Hammond is teaching full-time at the Insti- 
tute of Notre Dame in downtown Balti- 
more. "I teach English to ninth and tenth 
graders, an SAT course, and 1 am the 
cheerleading coach as well. This makes my 
life hectic, vet 1 adore teaching." 

John McCarthy is a registered representa- 
tive with Morgan Financial Group. 

Colleen Moran has been appointed to the 
Pilots' Association for the Chesapeake Bay 
and Delaware River. She is the first female 
harbor pilot in the Association's history. 

Elizabeth O'Hara ran for the office of Advi- 
sory Neighborhod Commissioner in Che\y 
Chase, DC, and won. The office is a liaison 
between the neighborhood and the DC City 
Council and has a two-year term. 

Doug Samo was promoted to Operations 
Manager within his company, John 
Wieland Homes. He and his wife, Catherine 
Cole '92, will be moving from Atlanta, GA, 
to Charlotte, NC. 

Eleanor Shri\er recently was appointed 
Head Lacrosse and Head Volleyball Coach 
at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. 

Chris Vaughn is in the Peace Corps in 
Kenya Africa. He writes: "I have long hair 
and a beard, and I discontinued bathing. 
Shoes ha\'e become a foreign concept. My 
new African diet consists of famine. Other 
than these simple changes all is relatively 
the same as back home." 

Monique Ware is a travel assistant coordi- 
nator for US Assist in Washington, DC. At 
the same time, she is \'olunteering for the 
Educational Organization For United Latin 
Americans in the city. She has been nomi- 
nated to work as a volunteer in the Peace 

Corps for the Health/Nutrition Extension 
in Latin America. 


Alice Archer is a first-year law 
school student at the University of Balti- 
more. She is developing an interest in con- 
tract, estate, and trust laws. 

Alexandra Baez has a "long-term, tempo- 
rary" word processing position at Mobil 
Corporation's Litigation Dept. in Reston, 
VA. She is seeking an administrative or 
public relations position with an environ- 
mental organization. "Leads anyone? (703) 
759-3994)" She is also a volunteer-on-duty 
at Riverbend Park and dances with the co- 
lonial Old Dominion Dancers group. 

Michelle Crosier is attending North Caro- 
lina State University College of Veterinary 
Medicine in Raleigh, NC, pursuing a DVM 
degree. She'll be back for her first Reunion. 

Wendy Debnam has just completed her stu- 
dent teaching at Centreville Middle School. 
She is seeking a full-time teaching position 
in the area. Wendy will be getting married 
in July to Jim Fitzgerald. 

Lionel A. Dyson, political consultant, 
writes: "After running with the bulls in 
Pamplona, Spain, last summer, I returned 
to work in St. Louis as a political fundraiser 
for a US Senate bid. By V^C Magazine 
presstime, my political travels will have 
taken me to Austin, TX, or New Orleans, 
LA. If I'm in New Orleans, WC alums are 
welcome to crash with me over Mardi Gras. 
If it's Austin, you'll just have to wait until 
summer '95 and catch me in Pamplona. 
Law school will also have to wait, at least 
until Fall '95, while I make the world safe 
for democracy. Ciao." 

Michael Frey started medical school at Ross 
University School of Medicine in January. 

Jeffrey S. Grafton works for MBNA as an 
Independent Consultant to Financial Sys- 
tems. He will be attending his 1st Reunion. 

Dave TaibI '93 (left) 
and his bother, And\/ 
'98, are a Washington 
College "legacy. " .4 
legacy is a family thai 
has more than one 
member represented 
in the alumni/student 
body. If]/our famil]/ 
includes a "legaa/," 
please let the Alumni 
Office know (tele- 
phone 800 422-1782 
x7812) so we can cul- 
tivate our "family 
tree. " 

Jennifer S. Green is the Assistant Women's 
& Men's Swim Coach at Washington Col- 
lege. She works for Human Resources at 
Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. in Chester- 
town and takes psychology graduate 
courses at WC. 

Jesse Hammock recently served as cam- 
paign manager for Ken Gelletly, Republican 
State Senate candidate. 

Beth Hocker tra\'eled through Europe with 
her sister this summer. She is teaching 
Spanish at Boy's Latin in the Upper School. 

Doug Hoffberger is managing commercial 
properties in Baltimore, MD. Doug will be 
back for the Reunion festivities in May '95! 

Mary Holmes Hunt is a payment processor 
at Commercial Credit in Baltimore. 

Jason Kraus has been working with a genet- 
ics company in Baltimore, Molecular Tool. 
He left for George Mason to begin working 
on his M.S. in August. 

Paul Mullin is a fire claims representative 
for State Farm Insurance. 

John Phoebus has begun first-year studies 
in Carlisle, PA at The Dickinson School of 
Law, the oldest independent law school in 
the US. 

Jeffrey F. Sawyer plans to begin graduate 
school in International Studies this fall. 

J. Tarin Towers moved to Iowa City in May. 
She performs her poetry and writes 
freelance articles for local publications. 

Stuart H. Warner is living in South Bend, 
IN. He is an inside salesman for Power 
Brake and Springs Company, a distributor 
of quality suspension and Brake Products 
to the R.V. and Van Industries. Stu is re- 
turning to Chestertown for his 1st Reunion. 

Brandon White is applying to law schools. 

Washington College Magazine/Spri»g '[995 




Living With 
The Memory of 
Breast Cancer 

Bi/ Gnil Leu'is Tubbs 

I recall commenting once with false 
coolness to a surgeon friend, 
"I've always assumed that a diag- 
nosis of breast cancer is a death sen- 
tence." My assumption was based on 
experience: the women 1 had known 
with the disease were dead. "Abso- 
lutely not!" he assured me. "The survi- 
vors just don't talk about it." I would 
have been surprised had I known that 
in just a few years 1 would have breast 
cancer myself and become one of those 
survivors — and one with a penchant 
to talk. 

So now I want to talk about what it 
feels like to have passed the mystical 
five-year anniversary without a recur- 
rence. There must be ways that the ex- 
perience has left more of an imprint on 
me than the absence of one breast. 

TTie words "breast cancer" evoke 
fear for good reason. We've all suf- 
fered losses as a result of this disease. 
That they also inspire denial is under- 
standable, but denial spells peril. My 
own experience has taught me that we 
must brace for life's surprises and be 

In spite of knowing the statistics, I 
have been blessed with the kind of 
good health that breeds recklessness. 
Yet ten years ago I developed a slight 
discharge from my left breast, one of 
the classic warning signs of cancer, 
and was advised to get a mammo- 
gram. My children were entering col- 

lege, the family had moved, and I had 
a new job; I couldn't face the prospect 
of either doctors' bills or bad news and 
so decided to postpone any action. 
That decision could have been a fatal 

Some five years later, 1 finally had 
the mammogram, which showed a 
slight irregularity; I was cautioned to 
have another in six months. Although 
it showed little variance from the first, 
this time my doctor advised me to con- 
sult a surgeon, a biopsy being the only 
way to an accurate diagnosis. Feeling I 
was starting down a dark and tangled 
path, I agreed. 

The diagnosis was ductile 
papillomar carcinoma, a form of the 
disease that, though slow-moving, can 
be lethal if not stopped in its tracks. A 
meeting with a specialist led quickly to 
the decision to proceed with a simple 
mastectomy, a procedure I came 
through with characteristic stamina. 
The surgeon had taken one lymph 
node to examine, and before I left the 
hospital three days later, he was able 
to give me good news. The node was 
negative. All I had to do was recover. 

After five years, these events remain 
etched in my memory. Narrow es- 
capes, especially those that are unde- 
served, tend to linger. I was lucky. 
Though I'll never again have the 
luxury (or folly) of assuming invinci- 
bility, my chances of living whatever 
passes for a normal life are good. But 
the experience has been both painful 
and instructive, those two often going 
hand in hand. There are things I wish 
I had known ten years ago. 

The first is that no one is exempt. 
We're all living longer and freer from 
other diseases that might have killed 
us before cancer cells had time to 

flourish. While there is no point in liv- 
ing in fear, to ignore a warning sign 
o\'er a five-year period is foolish, if not 

Second, there is usually time to de- 
termine the best course to take. An 
early mammogram provides a basis of 
comparison. If anything odd shows 
up, a consultation with a surgeon will 
determine if a biopsy is necessary. 
Even if cancer cells are detected, treat- 
ment varies according to the location, 
the nature, and the extent of the dis- 

Unnecessary delay, though, can 
make the difference between a cure 
and the onset of a more complicated 
ordeal. A diagnosis of breast cancer 
need not be a death sentence, nor is a 
mastectomy as horrifying as you might 

I'd like to be able to say that five 
years beyond the experience, 1 li\'e life 
more purposefully, face its challenges 
more courageously, sense the world 
more deeply, treat others more gener- 
ously, etc. But nothing quite so dra- 
matic has happened. 1 continue to 
blunder along, no less the captive of 
my limitations and neuroses than I 
ever was. 1 am allowed, in other 
words, to go on being myself. But I do 
feel privileged to have joined a sister- 
hood, whose numbers 1 hope are in- 
creasing: women who, through better 
screening and earlier, more sophisti- 
cated treatment, are living with the 
memory of breast cancer and with the 
hope, however fragile, that we may be 
among the last who have to do that. 

Cioil Li'loif Tiibbf if a lulorini instructor 
ill Wnsliiiii^toii College's Writiii;^ Program 
ami a lecturer in education. 


Washington College Magazine /Spring 1995 

College Events 

February 17 

Piano recital by Professor Kathleen J. 
Mills, "The Music of the Schumanns 
and the Mendolssohns." Tawes 
Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

February 18 

Board of Visitors and Governors 
meet on campus. Alumni Service 
Award Luncheon. 

Birthday Convocation with honored 
guest Johnnetta Cole, President, 
Spelman College. Tawes 2:00 p.m. 

Great Gatsby Gala with Doc 
Scantlin and His Imperial Palms 
Orchestra. Cain Gym, 9:00 p.m. 

March 6 

Washington College Concert Series 
presents the Percussion Group. 
Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

March 18 

Philadelphia & Wilmington Alumni 
Reception, Conservatory Ballroom, 
Longwood Gardens. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
For more information, call the 
Alumni Office at (800) 422-1782. 

March 19 

WC and Denison Alumni post-LAX 
Reception, McDonough School, 
Baltimore, game time 12 noon. 

April 1 

Caspersen Cup Crew Races, 9-11 a.m. 
Post-race Alumni Reception, WC 
Boating Pavilion. 

NCAA Tennis Champions' Exhibi- 
tion Games/Alumni Tennis Matches, 
WC Courts. For more information 
contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 
(800) 422-1782. 

Breakfast of Champions, a brunch 
honoring the 1954 Sho'men Lacrosse 
Team and the 1994 Sho'men Tennis 

WC and Roanoke Alumni Reception 
at Andy's, Cross and High St.s, 

Lacrosse vs. Roanoke 

Baseball vs. F&M 

Post-games Sho'men Club Reception. 

April 7 

Washington College Community 
Chorus presents its Spring Spoof. 
Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

April 8 

Earth & Sciences Day at WC, Casey 
Time, dedication of the Litrenta 
Lecture Hall with keynote speaker 
Dr. Ralph Snyderman '61, Chancel- 
lor, Duke University Medical Center. 
For a full schedule of events, please 
call the Alumni Office (800) 422-1782. 

Washington College Concert Series 
presents Great Lakes Quartet, a vocal 
ensemble. Tawes Theatre, 8:00 p.m. 

April 21 - 22 

Board of Visitors and Governors on 

April 23 

Early Music Consort Recital. Norman 
James Theatre, 4:00 p.m. 

May 18 - 21 


A full schedule of reunion activities 

will be mailed to alumni mid-March. 

May 21 

213th Commencement 
10:30 a.m. Campus Lawn. 

For more information contact: Jessica Davies, Special Events Coordinator, 
(800) 422-1782, ext. 7849. For a complete schedule of athletic events, call the 
Athletic Department at (800) 422-1782, ext. 7231. 



SPRING 1995 
USPS 667-260 


Penny J. Fall 

Profession: Professor, Physical Education 
& Athletics at Washington College 
Head Volleyball & Softball Coach 

Home: Chestertown, Maryland 

Giving Level: 1782 Society (George Washington Club 

$2,500 - $4,999) 

On My Role at WC: I came to WC in 1969 at the behest 
of then Athletic Director Ed Athey to establish an 
intercollegiate athetic program for our female students. 
Presently the women compete in eight sports. 

The Washington College Experience: This is a special 
place. During my 26 years at the College it has gone 
through good times and bad, but at no time has the 
quality of the student experience been compromised. 
Whether in the classroom or the gym, from the perspec- 
tive of Washington College Dining Services or the 
Business Office, the welfare of the young people we 
educate has remained the primary focus! 

Why I Give: As a professor and coach, I recruit 
student-athletes, so I'm putting my money 
where my mouth is. Also, my gift, which is 
the proceeds from my self-help workshop, 
"Before the Other Shoe Drops," is in 
memory of my mother and father, Mr. 
and Mrs. Kingsley R. Fall. "Shoe" 
evolved from my experiences while 
caring for their affairs after they 
became disabled. It is designed 
to help people deal with the 
problems that arise when one 
assumes responsibility for 
another person or organizes 
their own affairs. Unfortun- 
ately, there appears to be a 
real need for such an